Meir Fried

By M. H, Translated by Jessica Cohen

The son of Zvi and Chana Fried. Killed in December 1948 in the battle of al-Faluja, his traces never found.

Born in 1929 in Buczacz. At the age of 3 he was brought to Eretz Yisrael by his parents. An alert and sensitive child was Meir from his youth. In his father’s house, imbued with the spirit of Torah and love of the land, he absorbed the values of Judaism and general humanistic ideals, which left their mark on him in all his future endeavors.

At a young age he was required to assist his parents, and already showed diligence and a love of work.

At the age of 15 he joined the Hagana and was aware of all the troubles of the time.

During the agitation in the Yishuv during and following the establishment of the state, he enthusiastically took on the duties he was given, and was always first to answer any call.

After being injured in his neck in one of the battles, he was given a recovery leave, but he did not use this leave and returned to his friends at battle, where he was killed.

M. H