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David Dragunsky
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Born (1910-02-02)February 2, 1910
Died 12 October 1992(1992-10-12) (aged 82)
Place of birth Bryansk Oblast
Place of death Moscow)
Allegiance  Soviet Union  Russia
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin (2)

David Abramovich Dragunsky (Давид Абрамович Драгунский; 1910 Svyatsk, Bryansk Oblast - 1992 Moscow) was born to a Jewish family and became a Colonel General in the Soviet Army. Twice he was decorated as a Hero of the Soviet Union.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In 1938, he commanded a tank company during combat operations near Khasan Lake and was awarded an Order of the Red Banner. During World War II, he was in command of a tank battalion and, in 1943, he became the commander of the 55th Guards Tank Brigade of the 3rd Guards Tank Army.

In 1983, he was designated chairman of Anti-Zionist committee of the Soviet public by the Ideological Department of the CPSU Central Committee and the KGB.

Publications[edit | edit source]

  • A Soldier's Memoirs

References[edit | edit source]

  • His biography (in Russian)
  • William Korey, Russian Antisemitism, Pamyat and Demonology of Zionism, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1995

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