Shmuel Levin 1920-2004

He was born in Siedlce. In his hometown he received elementary and secondary education. He graduated from the Zolkiewski High School. A few months after receiving his matriculation certificate, World War II broke out. His family’s home was destroyed and the family went on wandering around the Soviet Union, where Levin lost his parents.

After the war he returned to Poland and stayed there for two weeks only. He became active in the Zionist movement. Together with a pioneering youth group, he underwent a two-year journey across Europe. He worked underground in the Mossad Le’Aliyah, which brought illegal immigrants to Israel by sea.

Upon the declaration of the state he immigrated to Israel, participated in the War of Independence and Kadesh Operation. He spent 35 years in civil service.