ZINDELS ABRAM MOISEYEVICH
Junior Lieutenant, Participant of World War II, The Hero of the Soviet Union (November 1, 1943)
He was born in 1915 in the village of Lipovets (now Vinnitsa Region of Ukraine), in a working-class family. He was Jewish. He graduated from the 9th grade of high school and Vinnitsa Construction College. Lipovets worked as a plumber at a tractor station. In 1940 he was drafted into the Red Army.
He had been a participant of World War II since 1941. In 1942 he graduated from the junior lieutenant course. He was a platoon commander of the 690th Artillery Regiment (the 126th Artillery Division of the 51st Army of the Southern Front).
On October 18, 1943, he led two districts of Melitopol (Zaporozhe region). During the repulse of the enemy’s counterattack, he is trapped and fights to the last breath. When he survived, he allowed the Nazi to come closer, and then he blew himself up and the enemy with an anti-tank grenade.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 1, 1943, “For exemplary performance of combat duties on the front, in the fight against Nazi invaders, for courage and heroism”, Junior Lieutenant Zindels Abram Moiseyevich was awarded the title of “The Hero of the Soviet Union” (after his death).