Meir-Yehiel Bulka - 1948

…translated from Ostrowiec Yizkor Book 1971 (Pages 508-510)

Meir [Yechiel Bulka], son of Moshe-Aharon and Rivka, was born on Rosh Hodesh Nisan 5688 (22 March1928) in Ostrowiec. He was brought up in his parents' home in the spirit of Torah and tradition. In 1935, he immigrated to Israel with his parents who settled in Bnei Brak. He started studying in a yeshiva and two years later moved to "Etz Chaim Yeshiva" in Jerusalem. When he reached the age of 15, he turned to work and specialized in repairing knitting machines. He was a member of the youth movement "Brit HaHashmonaim" and also belonged to the Haganah.

With the outbreak of the War of Independence he enlisted in the Palmach and was transferred to Gush Etzion. On 13 May 1948, he fell, together with all the fallen, on the defense of Gush Etzion. On 17 November 1949 his body was brought to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem for eternal rest.