Dreifuss, Yochanan

Birth Name Dreifuss, Yochanan
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1925   Yochanan Dreifuss was born in Germany

Event Note

From May to December 1938, Yochanan Dreifuss's father had been interned in Dachau and Buchenwald.

Emigration 1939 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States of America Yochanan Dreifuss emigtrated from Germany with his family

Military Service   United States Army, Department of Defence DoD Yochanan Dreifuss served in the 42nd Infantry Division

Event Note

Yochanan Dreifuss was among the first Americans into the Dachau Concentration Camp.

Military Service   מח"ל מתנדבי חוץ לארץ ‎Machal Volunteers from Abroad  

Boat February, 1948 כלנית Anemone Mayflower SS Mala Calanit Mala Calanit כלנית sailed from New York for Marseille

Event Note

Eddie Abadi served as Bosun aboard Mala Calanit כלנית.

Event Note

Yochanan Dreifuss served as Ship's Carpenter aboard Mala Calanit כלנית.

Military Service      

Event Note

Yochanan Dreifuss attended hachsharah at kibbutz Ein Hashofet קיבוץ עין השופט.

Event Note

After hachsharah, Yochanan Dreifuss was sent to Sha'ar Hagolan שער הגולן, which had been abandoned on orders of the army when it couldn't be defended.
The kibbutz was retaken after two days, but not before the Syrians had removed every piece of wood from the doors and windows and trashed the rooms.

Residence 1949 קיבוץ סאסא kibbutz Sasa, הגליל העליון, הצפון, ישראל  

Event Note

From 1949 to 1962, Yochanan Dreifuss lived on kibbutz Sasa קיבוץ סאסא.

Marriage 1950   Yochanan Dreifuss married Aliza


Source References

  1. The Jews' Secret Fleet: The Untold Story of North American Volunteers Who Smashed the British Blockade
    1. Page: 175


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