Author: Eliyahu Petrushka | The Silver Age Art Museum

The Silver Age Art Museum


May 14, 2020

Eliyahu Petrushka

Life years

03.1915 - 11.2018

Place of birth


Place of residence

Kefar Sava, Israel

Eliyahu Petrushka was born in March 1915. He was fortunate to circumvent Polish Nazi collaborators in Warsaw even before the beginning of WWII. In 1939 Eliyahu escaped to Russia. All through the war he worked as a director of the orphanage for Polish children in the little town of Zagorsk outside of Moscow. After the war Eliyahu repatriated to Israel and became a renowned microbiologist.

At the age of 99 Eliyahu lost his son to an aggressive form of cancer. At 102 he found his nephew, the son of the brother who had disappeared during WWII. The meeting of uncle and nephew, filmed by an Israeli TV, was watched all over the world by more than a million viewers.
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