Sunday, August 08, 2004

 

Stanley Goldfoot in Israel

I lived in Israel from 1980 to the end of 1985 and was able to meet my "cousin" Stanley Goldfoot. He is a very well-known person and lives in Jerusalem. He is written about in the book "Genesis 1948" by Dan Kurzman. Stanley's family originally came from Telsiai, Lithuania, and moved to Ireland. From Ireland they moved to South Africa. Stanley moved to Israel when he was 18 years old after completing a private high school. He was approached by a group of freedom fighters called the Stern Group and joined since the ship he had arrived on had put up the swastika flag in the middle of the ocean. He became the chief of intelligence for the group.

I met him at a hotel. He could tell who I was before we met. We kept in contact, even though I lived in Safed, and I had dinner with Stanley and his lovely wife Helen several times. He was tall and slender and good looking and had a terrific English accent.

He has been to the states many times and has spoken about Israel to huge crowds of people in stadiums. He spoke about starting the 3rd temple, which he was very much involved in. I feel very fortunate to have been able to meet such a fantastic person. I hope to learn of our connection some day.

Comments:
Hi Nadene,
My name is Lara and I am Stanley Goldfoots grandaughter I grew up in Isreal and I am now living in Australia I was visiting Isreal in May 2006 and we celebrated my Grandfathers 92 birthday. Before he married Helen he was married to my Grandmother who was also South African and her name was Rollo Goldfoot.
 
Hi Lara,
So glad to hear from you. I was just looking for Stanley's Letter to the World which I have in a blog somewhere and found your reply. I'd love to hear from you again. Hope you write.
 
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