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Buchenwald 125: The children survive.

Many Buchenwald boys who went to Palestine enlisted in the Palmach and fought in Israel’s War of Independence. This is one story.

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Yet another Buchenwald boy who went to British Mandate Palestine and fought in the Palmach-Majer Fruchter, b. 1927, Cresunesti, Romania. Fruchter was in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, then Magdeburg, and back in Buchenwald where he was in block 23 and shifted to kinderblock 66. He was taken with many boys to France after liberation and from there went to British Palestine. He was placed at Kibbutz Givat Brenner in central Israel, south of Rehovot, from where he enlisted with his friends in the Palmach, fought during 1948 in the Galilee, and was wounded. Later in 1948, he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Yiftah in the Upper Galilee. He came to NY in the 50s to have treatment for Polycythemia Vera, and stayed, driving a NYC cab. Shout out to Fern Chasida Rabinovitz, his daughter, who told me his story.

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