Shlomo Libeskind (b. 1937)
Shlomo Libeskind was born in Poland in 1937 and spent the war years in numerous locations around Warsaw and with various families under difficult conditions. In 1947 he emigrated to Israel where he lived in several kibbutzim, learned Hebrew, gained matriculation and served in the Israeli Army during the Sinai campaign. After earning his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin he held academic positions in the United States and Israel.