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Wiener, Shmuel

Wiener, Shmuel


Shmuel, son of Sara and Shlomo Wiener, was born in 1927 in Vizhnitz, Bukovina (then Romania). He studied in cheder, in elementary and high school, and at the age of 15 he was exiled with other Jews to Transnistria, where his father died and Shmuel suffered hunger and distress. With the advance of the Russian army in 1944 he enlisted, and with the annexation of North Bucovina to the Soviet Union became a Soviet subject.
In 1946 he moved to Romania, received training in aliyah, boarded the Knesset Israel, and after ten months spent in a detention camp in Cyprus, arrived in Israel in November 1947. He joined the army at the outbreak of the War of Independence. Shmuel fell in the vicinity of Beit-Nabala on the 4th of Tammuz 5708 (11.7.1948) and was brought to rest in the military cemetery at Nahalat Yitzhak.

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