Zalman, son of Avraham and Zahava, was born on December 1,1929 in Ostrowiec. During the Second World War he went through years of suffering and wandering which left their mark on him. He was the only survivor of an extensive family. He immigrated to Israel in 1945, and was added to a group of Aliyat Hano'ar in Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha. He was thirsty for knowledge and studied and worked with love. He was humble and quiet, spoke pleasantly in a low voice, and was hospitable and willing to help others. In 1946, he was recruited to Heil HaSadeh [Field Corps]. In 1947, he joined a recruited training of the Palmach in Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha.
When the War of Independence broke out, he moved with his training group to the Palmach battalion, "Harel," and left for operations in the vicinity of Petah Tikva. From there, he was about to be sent to the battle on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line. On April 4, 1948, when he was in his base in Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha, he became entangled in an electric cable that was torn by a storm, was electrocuted and died. He was buried in Kibbutz Givat HaShlosha, and on 26 October 1950 he was brought to Haifa.