A BRAVERY FIERCER THAN DEATH: THE 35 HEROES OF GUSH ETZION A FILM
PLEASE ALSO READ: GUSH ETZION BY RUTH KING
Toldot Yisrael (http://www.toldotyisrael.org) presents the tragic yet inspiring story of the 35 Haganah soldiers who gave their lives in January 1948 trying to bring much needed supplies to the kibbutzim in the besieged Etzion Bloc south of Jerusalem .
“I don’t know if there was any company in the Israel Defense Forces or in any army in the world that assembled such splendid manpower, pure bravery, and spiritual abundance as this company, who will forever be known by our people as the “lamed hey” (the thirty-five)…These lions of Israel were a mix of youthful spirit and glory, superior wisdom…and bravery fiercer than death.”
– David Ben Gurion
This movie is the fourth episode in the “Eyewitness 1948” short film series produced by Toldot Yisrael and was generously sponsored by the Alexander Family in memory of Shaul Pnueli, one of the fallen.
Eric Halivni (Weisberg)
Director and Editor
Production and Cinematography
Original Score and Sound Editor
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