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WDS Honors David (Dugo) Leitner in Operation Dugo

Westchester Day School students and faculty enjoyed a special treat in addition to our regular lunch today in the form of falafel. David (Dugo) Leitner was a holocaust survivor who immigrated to Israel in 1949 and was immediately drafted into the IDF. He is one of the founders of Moshav Nir Galim, where he lives to this day. Every year on January 18, the date he was sent on the death march, Dugo eats falafel as a tribute to his survival. In 2016, the Testimony House in Nir Galim, initiated “Operation Dugo.” As part of this, people from Israel and across the world eat falafel on January 18.

Thank you to Liri, Alma, Rotem and Hallel for putting this together.

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