“Luck was not with the Eisenberg family in Israel, where they migrated after World War I. The first victim was Jacob, the son of Chaim and Libby Eisenberg. (The full story of Jacob’s struggle and death is related in the Yiskor Book in a separate article in Hebrew.”(next page)
Hershel, the son of Azriel and Minka, was working on a building. A scaffold collapsed and he was killed in the fall. His young niece, Chayele/Chai, eight years old, who was bringing him lunch at the time, was injured in the fall of the scaffold and remained a cripple for the rest of her life” Her right arm was amputated.
“Their son, Zvi/Zviga, joined the Haganah at the age of fourteen, and at eighteen was accepted for service by the Jewish army. He was given the job of mine detection on heavily traveled roads. After a year of this work he went to the Negev. Following a year in the Negev, he returned, and while riding in a tank, the tank overturned, and he became an invalid as a result of the injuries.
Chaim’s son, Moishe, quit the Haganah in 1944 and joined the British army. The Jewish soldiers were discriminated against by the British. His brigade was sent to the Italian front, and Moishe was wounded. When the war ended he returned to Palestine, and was immediately sent to the front to fight the Arabs.
Chaim’s second son, Motke, joined the British army at the age of seventeen.
In 1944 he was also sent to the Italian front. He was wounded and hospitalized
for six months. On his return to Palestine he settled near Kinereth and began
organizing the Sentinels. While in Kinereth he married and now (1963) is in
the service of the State of Israel”