Obituary: Alexander Z. Granot

Obituary: Alexander Z. Granot

He escaped the Nazis in Poland as a boy and fought for Israel's independence before coming to Atlanta.

Alexander Z. Granot, son of Shai and Bronia Zamoscinski, was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Warsaw, Poland. He lived a full life before passing on his 91st birthday.

Alex ran away from home at 13 years old to escape the Nazi regime. He snuck into Russia, where he met up with his two older brothers, Edward and Boris. At 17 he was recruited into the Polish army’s officer school through the end of World War II in 1945. After the war, while in Italy with his brothers, he was recruited by the Israeli army to serve as an officer in the War of Independence of 1948. He continued to serve in the Israeli army until 1956. He met his future wife of 56 years in 1959 in Israel and married July 4, 1960, to start their new life together in the United States. Alex was a small-business owner and real estate investor. He and Jaffa have one son, Dan Granot, who was born in 1965.

Alex is survived by his wife, Jaffa; his son, Dan; a daughter-in-law, Wendy; and three granddaughters, Hannah, Ava and Olivia.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Loren Lapidus officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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