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Yosef (Tommy) Lapid (Lampel)

Hebrew: (יוסף (טומי לפיד
Also Known As: "לפיד", "Tomislav Lampel", "(יוסף (טומי"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Novi Sad, South Bačka District, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
Death: June 1, 2008 (76)
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Son of בלה מאיר למפל and קתרינה/קאתי עדנה למפל
Husband of <private> Lapid (Gilaadi)
Father of <private> Lapid; <private> Lapid (לפיד) and <private> לפיד

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About Yosef (Tommy) Lapid

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Lapid Wikipedia article on Tommy Lapid

Yosef (Joseph) "Tommy" Lapid (Hebrew: יוסף "טומי" לפיד, born as Tomislav Lampel (Serbian: Томислав Лампел); 27 December 1931 – 1 June 2008) was an Israeli radio and television presenter, journalist, politician and government minister known for his sharp tongue and acerbic wit.[1] Lapid headed the secular-liberal Shinui party from 1999–2006. He fiercely opposed the ultra-orthodox political parties and actively sought to exclude any religious observance from the legal structure of the Israeli State.[2]Lapid was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (present-day Serbia) to a family of Hungarian Jewish descent. His family was seized by the Nazis and deported to the Budapest ghetto. His father was deported to a concentration camp, where he was murdered. Lapid and his mother survived the war and moved to Israel in 1948.[3] After serving as a mechanic in the Israel Defense Forces, Lapid graduated with a law degree from Tel Aviv University in 1957.[3] He was married to Shulamit Lapid, an acclaimed novelist.[4] They had three children. Their son, Yair Lapid, is the chairman of "Yesh Atid" party, which turned second biggest party in the 2013 Israeli elections, and was a columnist and television host. Their oldest daughter, Michal, was killed in a car accident.5

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December 27, 1931
Novi Sad, South Bačka District, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia
June 1, 2008
Age 76