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Ben-Tzion Dorogoy

Israel Jewish Police Forces and Jewish Brigade Photos

Born Bencyjon Dorogoj in Radzilow in 1918, he emigrated in 1936, leaving his parents and all his siblings behind. His sister Frume escaped just as the Germans advanced into town, and made her way to Latvia, then deep into Russia, and eventually to Israel in 1948. Their sister Szyma was the first person killed in the Radzilow pogroms of 1941. All the family that remained in Radzilow were killed. His father Moszk and younger brother Kiwa managed to hide in nearby Slucz, but were murdered after the war upon their return to Radzilow.

Upon arriving in Israel, he soon joined the Jewish Police Forces, known as Notrim, in 1937. After hearing of the events in Europe, he joined the Jewish Brigade in 1942, and served in Italy in 1944. In 1948 he took part in Israel's War of Independence.

Serving in the Jewish Police Forces

In Uniform (Winter uniform on right)
[Shortly after arriving in Israel from Radzilow]

Patrolling Jerusalem

Overlooking Jerusalem

Overlooking Jerusalem

Awaiting a dignitary

Alongside British Policemen

Serving in the Jewish Brigade


In Uniform

Training in Israel

Training in Israel

Training in Israel

Serving in Italy

Serving in Italy

Serving in Italy

Serving in Italy

Relaxing in the Italian snow
building a snowman

Relaxing in Rome

Family Photos


Szejna Bejla (Yaffa) (nee Kuberska)
and Moszk Dorogoj
Radzilow, 1920's or 30's

Dorogoj children, Radzilow, ca 1922
[L-R]: Fejge or Szyma, Bencyjon, Frume

Related Dorogoj Material:

Brief mention of Moszk and Kiwa's murder
Brief mention of Szyma Dorogoj, the 1st person killed in the pogroms of 1941
Read more about the Dorogoj family in Radzilow


Bencyjon Dorogoj, Israel, ca 1937
(Ben-Tzion Dorogoy)

Bencyjon Dorogoj, Israel, 1939
(Ben-Tzion Dorogoy)

Frume Dorogoj and Shlomo Klein, 1946
[Photo taken in Lodz, Poland]
Frume escaped just as the Germans advanced into town
and she made her way to Latvia, then deep into Russia
(married Shlomo), and eventually to Israel in 1948;
Shlomo returned to Lodz in 1946 to sell his family's property
for a meager sum; She was afraid to return to Radzilow; Mistakenly identified in the Grajewo YB as the first person killed in Radzilow, when it was actually her sister Szyma
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