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טוראי דוד רום. צילום: דובר צה”ל

PFC David Romm immigrated to Israel, after visiting her and fell in love. Holocaust Memorial day he says: everybody needs to enlist and defend the country.

תאריך: 19/04/2012, 12:09    
מחבר: פלורית שויחט, אתר צה”ל

Yom Hashoah indicated today, is the first private David Romm perceive him, green uniforms, with no family remaining in Germany. He stops for a moment as fluency really new media in the IDF, and stands in memory of the six million victims.

“It’s going to be weird,” he admitted as the shachithoch German Hebrew new in his mouth, “I definitely get excited. The younger generation no longer remember what it actually and treat it as something that belongs to history or story, and that’s very important “.

The story of private room Greeter added after burrowing in the family story.
His father is Romanian-born Jew, most extinct family during the Holocaust, shsavto and grandfather survived the Holocaust after labor camps. However, his mother is a devout Protestant German family who decided to convert religious reasons and his wedding. Like many Germans, was recruited to the German army during World War II, and served on patrol boats in the region of Lapland.

“It’s hard to explain, but here I feel at home,” David to explain his decision to go alone, always felt lack of Germany, and here I am. The people in the country don’t realize how the situation in Israel, we have no other country. I grew up in Germany which was the cradle of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism still full – including in Europe. With
Also, Germany is my home and I love it, but I pay “.

Anti-Semitism didn’t go anywhere.

David, 24, came just over a year ago to Israel from Germany alone.
“I visited Israel for the first time in eight years, and then I just fell in love,” he says with a smile. Despite being exempt from military service due to his age and his health, overcoming bureaucracy and fulfilled his dream of becoming a soldier in the IDF, even hope to get into engineering.
The tmsamsa little fighter on the way. “I knew I wanted to influence public opinion in Germany and Europe
On everything that happens here, “he says about his enlistment to the IDF spokesperson,” constantly seen in European newspapers what they think is going on, and hoping to work in press can deliver the truth as it really is and make a difference. “

Now it seems that reins in his media. In the short time he was in a variety of articles, blog posts on Facebook and tweets on Twitter, and dobrothi describe the effort as an ongoing challenge. “One of the things I’m most proud of is the informative site. One of the most important posts I wrote was about the anti-Semitic policies of Hamas “,
He says, “it doesn’t matter whether it is Hamas or something else, it is important to understand that not anti-Semitism
Disappeared from the world, and Germany experienced the same because I was Jewish. “

“Grandparents are dead, and they didn’t tell me much about the Holocaust and the war, which is a shame,” he says thoughtfully, “I’ve always been Germany” a Jewish uncle and I suddenly just ‘ David ‘, when everyone got one. I believe that every new immigrant needs to join the army and do our part to protect the country. And I’m still looking for who is “David”.

Translated from Hebrew