Former Knesset speaker Dov Shilansky laid to rest

December 10, 2010 12:45

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of former Knesset speaker and Holocaust-survivor advocate Dov Shilansky at the Kiryat Shaul Cemetery in Tel Aviv Friday morning.

Shilansky passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Shilansky served for 19 years as a Likud member. He is survived by his son.The funeral was attended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former and current Knesset members and ministers.

Netanyahu eulogized at the funeral, saying, "Dov believed that he was a remnant of the Jewish world which was destroyed. He did everything to remember and remind, so that we would not forget. Every man has a name, Dov, and you came with a good a name and left with a good name. Being goodhearted was the main theme during his entire life. You represent the community of Holocaust survivors, the heroes of hell who came and built Israel."

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