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Bergman Avraham


The material was submitted by his son Yoav Kenig, Ramat Gan, 2016

Avraham (Dolek) Bergman was born in 1920 in Boryslaw.
During the war, he fled to the Soviet Union. His entire family was murdered when their hiding place in a barn was discovered.
Avraham immigrated to Israel in 1948 and served in the army. He married Esther (Bialik). In his lifetime, they had two daughters, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Avraham worked as a metal engraver in a workshop in Tel-Aviv. In his free time, he enjoyed wood and metal. He wrote poetry about current affairs and family life, in a witty and humorous language.
Avraham passed away on March 18th, 2015 at the age of 95.

A poem taken from a book with a collection of his poems, created for him by his family for his 80th birthday.

For Memorial Day
No one heard their cry ,
The whole world’s ears were shut,
Surrounded by bloodthirsty beasts,
God wasn't there either!
Unscrupulous murderers in uniforms,
Horrible monsters with their rifles loaded,
Every human emotion disappeared,
In a crazy orgy – to destroy a people.
They did not complete their job.
We remained (Remnants of Hell)
With pain rooted in our hearts,
It is hard to talk. Hard to remain quiet, either.
Our eyes will forever see,
A heartbreaking picture of our loved ones.
We will never forget you, dear ones,
You still live in the depth of our hearts.
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