Eleazar (Spiegel) Shafrir was born in Krakow, Poland in 1924. He was raised in a Zionist family and studied in the “Hebrew Gymnasium”. His father, Mordecai was arrested by the Gestapo at the beginning of the Nazi occupation and sent to Auschwitz, which at that stage was a detention camp for political prisoners. In December 1940 a telegram was received informing the family that he had died from a stroke.
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