Moshe Jacob Sangursky

Purser, S.S. Har Zion
Died 31 Aug 1940
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 32

Moshe was born on 15 June 1908 in Istanbul, Turkey. He changed his name from Max John Sangurski when applying for citizenship in Israel and on his forms he stated that he was the Haifa agent for the steamship company Keith Holman Ltd of London. He was granted citizenship on 2 December 1938.

Moshe joined the Har Zion as a purser. The Har Zion left Liverpool at 06.15 hours on 31 August 1940, with 1000 cases of spirit and 120 tons of fertiliser to travel to the USA. The ship was attacked by U-boat, U-38 which fired two torpedoes amidships and ship sank north west of Ireland. The master and thirty five crew were killed.

Courtesy National Archives of Israel
Courtesy National Archives of Israel