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Baruch Linsky



Chicago, Illinois

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May 26, 1948 - Hulda

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Haifa Cemetery

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Baruch Linsky, son of Harry and Beatrice, was born on May 1, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to California with his family when he was about 10 years old. At the University in LA he majored in psychology, receiving his BA in 1943. He continued his studies in Berkeley, receiving his MA in 1945. Baruch moved to New York in December 1945 where he began to explore Zionism, Jewish history and the meaning of Judaism. He became active in Aliya Bet work, joined a ship that traveled to South America, France, Italy and the Scandinavian countries to bring immigrants to Palestine. At the entrance to the port of Haifa, the ship was seized by British naval units and together with all the passengers was transferred to a detention camp in Cyprus, where they stayed for three months. Early in 1947 Baruch was permitted to enter the land of Israel. He spent several months on a kibbutz in the north and then enrolled at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In the Spring of 1948 he volunteered for Haganah service. He wrote glowing letters home about events in Israel and its anticipated future. He was killed at Hulda on May 26, 1948. He was initially buried at Hulda, and then was reinterred in the Haifa Cemetery on October 26, 1950.
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