December 16, 2012
The War Awards for the Israel Independence War casualties (1948) Have Finally Arrived Home.
Abstract: In 2005, Independence War veterans and casualties
who participated the fights over Northern Israel were awarded a
special recognition certificate by Safed Municipality. As it was
almost 60 years after the fights, and from obvious reasons, many
of the awardees were difficult to trace. However, one 85 year old
ex-regiment commander decided that the families of his exsubordinates,
who were killed, deserve to get the certificate, and
no matter how difficult it is. Arnon Hershkovitz volunteered to help
him. After 2 years and a fascinating journey – the mission was
accomplished. This presentation will discuss the challenges of
finding relatives after so many years, and specifically will highlight
many genealogy-related resources for researching in Israel.
Mid Island JCC
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