Yitzhak Artzi

Date of birth: 11/14/1920 | Date of death: 09/18/2003

Occupation or position: 
Zionist activist

Artzi was born Izo Hertzig in Siret, Romania into a Hassidic family. He was educated at high schools in his hometown and Chernivtsi, before attending the Jewish College in Bucharest. A leading activist in the HaNoar HaTzioni youth movement, he was amongst the leadership of the Zionist underground in Romania during World War II, helping to rescue children from transit camps, as well as organising illegal immigration to Palestine and helping in the Cyprus internment camps. He was a mamber of the Knesset (Israel house of repesantatives) between 1984-1988.

Image: Knesset Israel site

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