Ze'ev Katz

Ze'ev Katz (Hebrew: זאב כץ‎, born 29 March 1923, died 27 April 1982) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Alignment between 1979 and 1981.

Ze'ev Katz
Faction represented in the Knesset
Personal details
Born29 March 1923
Leipzig, Germany
Died27 April 1982(1982-04-27) (aged 59)


Born in Leipzig in Germany in 1923, Katz joined the Habonim youth movement in 1933. He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1938, and joined kibbutz Gesher as part of a Youth Aliyah programme.

In 1941 he volunteered to join the British Army. After being demobilised in 1946, he worked as a counsellor to child Holocaust survivors in Italy.

He was on the Alignment list for the 1977 Knesset elections, but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 12 January 1979 as a replacement for Aharon Yadlin,[1] who had resigned his seat. He lost his seat in the 1981 elections.

Katz died in April 1982 at the age of 59.


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