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🎗️Today Alex Dancyg turns 76, but he will not get the chance to celebrate surrounded by family and friends because he has been in terrorist Hamas captivity for 289 days.

We want to tell you a little bit about Alex that you might not know.

He was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1948, his parents were Holocaust survivors. They emigrated to Israel in 1957 and built up their life on the Kibbutz.

Alex is a valued historian in Polish culture. In 1986 he began working in education on the subject of the Holocaust and the often complicated relations between Poland and the Jews. He later worked with the Ministry of Education and trained hundreds of guides for youth expeditions to Poland.

On 7 October, Alex’s family survived the massacre on Kibbutz Nir Oz, but Alex was kidnapped from his home. The hostages who have returned from captivity told that he gave them lectures there in history to help pass the time. This news brought great relief to his family members, with his son-in-law Yaron Maor saying, “The moment we heard that he is giving them lectures we understood that this time he has a ‘captive audience,’ and it made us laugh. He is an expert in history and loved giving us lectures, until we almost ran away from him and from the table at home. Now, where will his audience run off to? This is what they mean by ‘captive audience’ - they cannot run away from lectures.”

But this was over two hundred days ago and his family are very concerned about his health condition, as he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery just over two years ago and needs daily medication.

We are devastated that Alex is marking his birthday in captivity when he should be surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Alex must be released.

BringThemHomeNow 🎗️

Text adapted from Hebrew from @save_niroz with additional research

📸 Lior Gonen

@bringalexback
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🎗️Today Alex Dancyg turns 76, but he will not get the chance to celebrate surrounded by family and friends because he has been in terrorist Hamas captivity for 289 days. 

We want to tell you a little bit about Alex that you might not know. 

He was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1948, his parents were Holocaust survivors. They emigrated to Israel in 1957 and built up their life on the Kibbutz. 

Alex is a valued historian in Polish culture. In 1986 he began working in education on the subject of the Holocaust and the often complicated relations between Poland and the Jews. He later worked with the Ministry of Education and trained hundreds of guides for youth expeditions to Poland. 

On 7 October, Alex’s family survived the massacre on Kibbutz Nir Oz, but Alex was kidnapped from his home. The hostages who have returned from captivity told that he gave them lectures there in history to help pass the time. This news brought great relief to his family members, with his son-in-law Yaron Maor saying, “The moment we heard that he is giving them lectures we understood that this time he has a ‘captive audience,’ and it made us laugh. He is an expert in history and loved giving us lectures, until we almost ran away from him and from the table at home. Now, where will his audience run off to? This is what they mean by ‘captive audience’ - they cannot run away from lectures.”

But this was over two hundred days ago and his family are very concerned about his health condition, as he underwent coronary artery bypass surgery just over two years ago and needs daily medication. 

We are devastated that Alex is marking his birthday in captivity when he should be surrounded by his children and grandchildren. 

Alex must be released. 

BringThemHomeNow 🎗️

Text adapted from Hebrew from @save_niroz with additional research 

📸 Lior Gonen 

@bringalexback

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My mother was born in 1948 of Polish parents in displaced peoples camp in Germany… I was born 5th June 1967. First day of 6 day war… Israel will prevail…

I hope you have the best belated birthday party when you come home. 🏡 Just horrible for his family and loved ones waiting for news. God Bless You Alex, survive and sending love. 🥰🙏♥️🇮🇱

🎗️💚 In the first game of the Toto Cup for 2024/2025, Maccabi Haifa paid tribute to three of their fans still being held hostage in Gaza - Guy Gilboa Dalal, Doron Steinbrecher and Matan Angrest.

May they come home quickly, may they get to see the next Maccabi Haifa win 💚

#BringThemHomeNow 🎗️

@bring_guy_home
@bring_doron_homenow
@bring.matan.home.now
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🎗️💚 In the first game of the Toto Cup for 2024/2025, Maccabi Haifa paid tribute to three of their fans still being held hostage in Gaza - Guy Gilboa Dalal, Doron Steinbrecher and Matan Angrest. 

May they come home quickly, may they get to see the next Maccabi Haifa win 💚 

#BringThemHomeNow 🎗️ 

@bring_guy_home 
@bring_doron_homenow 
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اطفال غزه الذين قتلتموهم بالالاف

Hope they return home soon x

🇮🇱🙏🏻🇮🇱

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