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Liana Saakiyan, 16, Tel Aviv
Liana immigrated from
Moscow in early 2000. She studied at High School A in Tel Aviv and
loved to draw, listen to music and dance.
The principal of Liana’s school recalled that Liana had been a very talented
artist and had made friends quickly at school.
A few months after coming to Israel, Liana went swimming with a
friend at a Tel Aviv beach. Suddenly, a large wave swept them into
deeper water. The girls cried for help but no one heard them. Liana’s
friend could no longer hold out and drowned. Another large wave
brought Liana back to shore. Miraculously, she was saved.
On the morning of the Dolphinarium bombing, Liana did not feel well
and stayed home from school. She convinced her friend Tania to come
to her house and study together for a math test the following week. The
girls studied for a few hours and since Liana felt better, they decided
to go out to dance.This time there was no miracle to save her.
Anya Kazachov, 16, Holon
Anya immigrated to Israel in
1999 with her family from Komsomolsk, Ukraine. Anya, who was a talented
artist, studied at Shevah Mofet High School and majored in computer-aided
design. She adored animals and dreamed of swimming with the dolphins
in the Gulf of Eilat. A dolphin is engraved on her tombstone.
A month before she was killed, Anya began planning how she would celebrate
her 16th birthday. She decided to have a small party with her
friends. After her death, friends and teachers gathered, and instead of the
birthday party Anya had planned, they commemorated her death.
Raisa Nemirovsky, 15, Netanya
Raisa immigrated to Israel
with her mother in 1995 from Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan. She studied
at ORT-Leibowitz in Netanya.
On the day of the terror attack, Raisa spoke with a friend – Maria
Tagilchev – and decided to go to a party in Tel Aviv.The girls knew it
was “Ladies night” at the “Dolphy”, and the free entrance convinced
them to go to the Tel Aviv disco for the first time in their lives.
While standing in line at the entrance to the club, Raisa and Maria
talked by phone with another friend, Ira, who decided to stay in
Netanya. They told her there was a long line at the entrance, and they
were considering calling the whole thing off and returning home.
At that moment, the terrorist blew himself up.
Simona Rodin, 18, Holon
Simona immigrated to Israel from
Vilna, Lithuania in 1987. She studied at Ankori High School and was
very interested in fashion. She loved to hike, dance and listen to
On the morning of the terror attack, Simona went to school to take
her pre-matriculation exam in literature. She spent two months studying
for the test and had not gone out much during that time, spending all
her free time studying. In the last year, she started to take her studies
very seriously and improved her grades. At 12:30 that afternoon, she
received her grade – 86. Simona was thrilled and decided that after two
months of intense study, she deserved a night “out on the town.”