14 January, 2011
Roots: Zalman HertzfeldPosted in : family roots on by : admin
His mom passed away when he was only 11.
Zalman immigrated to Palestine (Israel) in 1939 after he had been waiting for a visa for over nine years. Eventually he immigrated illegally (Alia Bet), and for three years he lived in Palestine without an ID. The British Mandate granted him a visa only because he volunteered to serve in the British Army during Second World War.
He spoke several languages (He was fluent in Hebrew, English, French, German & Polish), and collected stamps from all over the world.
He lived in Kibbutz Yagur for twenty years where he was a farmer and a driver. When he left the kibbutz, he moved to Hadera where he taught driving.
His motto was: Those who don’t try, never make mistakes, but also never succeed.