VAXMAN ISAAK FEDOROVICH
senior lieutenant, participant of World War II, Hero of the Soviet Union (22.02.1944)
He was born on July 25, 1922, in the village of Krasnopoliye (now Mogilev Oblast, Belarus) to a family of servants. Jewish.
He finished from secondary school. From 1938 to 1940 he worked as a teacher, and also studied by correspondence at the Dnepropetrovsk Transport Institute.
In 1941 he was drafted into the Red Army by the Bukhara city military commissariat of the Uzbek SSR. In 1942 he completed his junior lieutenant courses. Participated in World War II since October 1942.
The commander of the 45-mm cannon battery, Senior Lieutenant Waxman, fought valiantly during the battles that crossed the Dnieper in the fall of 1943. On November 26, 1943, in the village of Kanevskoye (Zaporozhye District, Zaporozhye District, Ukraine), Senior Lieutenant Waxman arranged for his battery to be skillfully crossed to the right bank. In battles for important platsdarm, the battery paved the way for infantry in collaboration with shooter units.
When repelling enemy counterattacks, the artillery destroyed 15 machine guns, tanks, two vehicles, and more than 100 German soldiers and officers.
Senior Lieutenant Waxman was dead in the battle on December 19, 1943.
He was buried in the brotherhood cemetery in Razumovka village, Zaporozhye district, Zaporozhye region.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1944, after the death of Senior Lieutenant Isaac Fedorovich Waxman, was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union “For exemplary performance of command duties and bravery and heroism in the fight against Nazi invaders on the front.”