Zalman (Salam) Danovich (Danevich) was born in Mogilev Province in 1913. He was drafted in the Red Army in Leningrad in 1935 and took part in the war with Finland in the winter of 1940. From the first days of the Soviet-German war he fought on the Southwest, Volkhov, Fourth Ukrainian, and First and Second Belorussian Fronts. From 1942 he was a major and chief of staff of an artillery division. A document from the front about Danovich's activity in 1944 stated: "Due to precision in work by our headquarters and well planned fire our targets were destroyed and overcome with a small expenditure of ammunition, and our infantry, despite strong opposition, captured a main enemy position…."
During the course of the war Danovich received several honors, the Order of the Red Star in 1940 and, later the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class, and the Order of the Red Banner.
Major Zalman Danovich was killed in early June 1945 and was buried at the military cemetery in Stargard Szczeciński.