Born in 1923, in Kharkov, Ukraine. Recruited to the Red Army in 1941, Yerakhmiyel was wounded in Eltigen, in the Crimean Peninsula, a bullet splitting his jaw and tongue. For his role in the assault, he was awarded the title of “Hero of the Soviet Union.” After his recuperation, he rejoined the war, fighting in the long battle for Sevastopol, where he was wounded in his leg. In 1974, Yerakhmiyel emigrated to Israel with his family. He has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.
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