NAME: Goldberg Moshe


DATE OF BIRTH: February 28, 1932

DATE FALLEN: July 11, 1948

Moshe, the son of Yisrael and Pessya and  brother of Adela and Chaya, was born 1932 in the town of Flintz, Poland. His family made aliya in 1936, a few months before the Riots broke out. Moshe studied at ‘Hacarmel’ School. After graduating he got a job metalworking. He was an active member of  ‘Maccabee Tsair’. He lived his adolescent years throughout the hardships of the 1936-1939 Riots and  WWII, with its accompanying Holocaust Horrors, which struck his family members  in the Diaspora, and all Europe’s Jews.  Before becoming 14, he was already active in the Lehi ranks, and known as Ben-Zion, or Benzi. The boy, who knew not the meaning of fear, looked up enormously to his instructor/teacher, Leah Prisant (Ariela). Though only two years his senior, she radiated complete authority and responsibility. Despite the youthful joyfulness engrained in his being, he was capable of working devotedly for weeks, even months, at the Underground’s printing-press. Two weeks after establishment of the State, May 29,1948, the collective enlistment  of Lehi members in the IDF took place in Sheikh-Munis, including 16 year old Moshe. The ‘A’ Company  of the Mechanized  Commando Battalion 89, took in a group of former Lehi (and one former Etzel) youngsters, all underage. They were affectionately nicknamed by their elders the ‘Vuzvuz platoon’ – kids, little chicks. This Vuzvuz platoon, in its essence and fate, embodied the spirit of  Nathan Alterman’s poem ‘The Silver Tray’. The glorious  battle-trail  blazed by the ‘A’ Company, commanded by Ya’acov Granek  was  the same  blood trail taken  by this platoon of youngsters. The platoon’s first casualty  fell in one of the Company’s  early battles, and in one of its last, at Uja-el-Haffir, both Company and Platoon Commanders were killed. Another three combatants were  killed in action and the Platoon was done for. Moshe Goldberg had been the  Platoon’s first fatality, killed in ‘Operation Danny’, at the battle of Deir-Tariff, together with five more platoon members. His machinegun fire died down  only after his heart ceased to beat, July 11,1948. Moshe was buried in the military section of the Nachalat Yitzhak cemetery in Tel Aviv.

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