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Yelinek, Yitzhak (Otzi)

Yelinek, Yitzhak (Otzi)


Son of Gitel and Israel, was born in 1923 in the city of Morin, Czech Republic. Yitzhak acquired a high school education and studied the furry profession. The horrors of the concentration and extermination camps passed peacefully and after the surrender of Germany he immigrated to Israel on 15.3.1947 and was accepted to work in a hotel in Tel Aviv as a kitchen worker. Was a member of the Haganah. At the outbreak of the War of Independence, he volunteered for the army and served as a medic in the Givati ​​Brigade. Was among the conquerors of Tel Nof. On the 17th of Adar 2, 5708 (28.3.1948), he returned at the armored vehicle from Gedera to Tel Nof. Members of the Mghar gang seized the school next to the intersection, placed an electric mine on the road leading to Tel Nof, and activated it when the armored vehicle passed through. The explosion caused the fire to explode and the intense fire from the school building made it impossible to access it. That night, Givati ​​fighters raided the school and blew it up, and the bodies of the burned armored personnel were rescued the next day. He was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Rehovot.

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