I was in the Russian army for four years. I was in the front lines and I was very lucky. I stepped on a mine and injured my hand while my buddy lost his leg. I still to this day find it hard to believe that I am still alive. I continue to have nightmares and the war haunts me every day.
After the war I went back to my hometown to find survivors, only to find the town cemetery desecrated. I went to Israel in 1949 where I met my wife. We have one daughter and two grandchildren. I am a religious man and my belief in G-d helped me to survive. I believe in the future of young people, that they should be educated in the studies of the Holocaust through schools and Holocaust museums.