Izrael Benjamin, of Pembroke Pines, FL and Sandy Springs, GA, died November 27, 2012. A survivor of the Hungarian and Siberian labor camps during the Holocaust, he met his beloved wife of 57 years, Margaret Rosenberg Benjamin on a train platform en route to a displaced persons camp in Milan, Italy. Upon arrival to the United States in 1947, they were denied entry due to immigration quotas and sent to Cuba. During their 7 years in Cuba, Izrael learned the skill of watchmaking through ORT.
After moving to Miami, FL in 1954, Izrael continued his work as a watchmaker, eventually opening Mercury Watch Repair.
Izrael Benjamin was predeceased by his beloved and cherished wife, Margaret. He is survived by his children, Adam and America Benjamin of Miami, FL, and Eve and David Adler of Sandy Springs, GA; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. Graveside service and burial be 11:30 AM, TODAY, November 29, 2012 at Mt.Nebo Memorial Gardens in Miami. Donations can be made to Congregation Beth Tefillah, Yeshiva Atlanta, or Weinstein Hospice, all in Atlanta. Arrangements by Riverside Gordon, 305-274-0641.