Sara Fishman

Sara Fishman (née Berkovich) was born in 1927 in Neresnice, in the Transcarpathia region of Czechoslovakia (today Neresnytsya, Ukraine), to a Hasidic family of ten.

In Czechoslovakia, Sara was trained to use weapons, and in early 1949 immigrated to Israel on an arms ship. She served in the IDF during the War of Independence. In Israel, Sara set up a successful knitting factory. Sara has been telling her story for years to thousands of people, both in person and through online meetings. Sara and Yoel z”l have two children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.