Fighting for Life - Éliezer Lewinsohn
Eliezer Lewinsohn (known as Robby) was born in 1927 in Berlin. In 1933, his mother and he fled from Germany and took refuge in Lyon. Pursuing her charity work, his mother headed a reception centre for Jewish refugees. Robby learned to work the earth - and Judaism - at the Taluyers farm-school.
As the hunting of dozens of Jews grew more intense, he shared in his mother’s activities and took an active part in the Jewish Resistance. With false identities and thanks to an effective "cover", he participated in saving Jews. In February 1944, his mother and young brother were captured before his very eyes by the Gestapo. They were deported to Auschwitz and never returned.
After the war, Robby left for Palestine and worked for the creation and strengthening of the State of Israel.