Israel Baruch was born in Kyustendil, Bulgaria in 1929. He is picture here with his older sister, Marietta, born in 1925. His father, Yako, was a successful lawyer and Zionist activist. In January 1941 all Jews were forced to wear the yellow star and to display “Jewish residence” signs at the doors of their homes.
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