A tale of a(nother) captured soldier

20.10.2011                      22.Tischrei. 5772                       Schmini Azaret

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A tale of a(nother) captured soldier

Dr. Abraham 'Avi' Ohry was one of only eight men out of 21 who survived an Egyptian onslaught on his Suez Canal bunker during the Yom Kippur War. Recollections of his period of captivity and later dealings with his captors.

"Are you the doctor who was captured on October 10, 1973, next to Firdan Bridge?"
"Yes," I reply (I think I started to go a bit pale at that moment … ). Dov Sion (head of the Israel Defense Forces delegation to the talks with Egypt about Israeli MIAs in 1978 ) looks at us with astonishment….