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Warszawski, Jacob (Yankele)

Warszawski, Jacob (Yankele)


Son of Miriam and Moshe, was born in 1921 in the town of Zdunska-Wola, Poland, and attended elementary school. He was a member of the local branch of Hanoar Hazioni. World War II delayed his immigration to Israel. The years of forced labor and internment in the internment camps during World War II broke his spirit. In 1945 he came to Israel and joined the Nitzanim group. The friendly attitude of his friends and the collective work life encouraged him and strengthened his faith in the person she had suffered. During my three years of mental relaxation, I was immersed in the life of the group. Bought him knowledge of the Hebrew language and in his work he found his permanent place in the baking profession. After the progress of the Egyptian column near Ashdod was halted, Kibbutz Nitzanim remained behind. The Egyptians understood that this point could serve as a basis for the activity of our forces in the rear and therefore concentrated considerable force in order to conquer it. The Egyptian attack was launched on June 7, 1948. In the early hours of the night, the agriculture was severely shelled, and in the morning the infantry assault began, but this was stopped by the defenders. The Egyptians increased the shelling and even activated planes that bombed the agriculture and caused heavy damage. Under this cover, Egyptian infantry and armored forces advanced and managed to penetrate the agriculture and take control of it. In this battle Jacob fell on the 29th of Iyar 5708 (7.6.1948) and was brought to eternal rest in the cemetery at Nitzanim. His memory was included in the booklet “Nitzanim under siege and in battle”.

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