'Cigarette Seller' Polish Resistance Fighter Hochman Passes Away

'We suffered so much in the Diaspora that we now have to celebrate our independence by singing and merriment,' said Peretz 'Pavel' Hochman, who passed away only one week before he was to light a ceremonial torch at the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.

Only one week before he was to light a ceremonial torch at the Holocaust Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem, Peretz 'Pavel' Hochman, a survivor who fought the Nazis in Poland, passed away.