Those we have lost

Daniel Braslavsky, 31: ‘Funny and mischievous’ who respected everyone

Murdered by Hamas terrorists while trying to flee the Supernova festival on Oct. 7

Daniel (Danny) Braslavsky (Courtesy)
Daniel (Danny) Braslavsky (Courtesy)

Daniel (Danny) Braslavsky, 31, from Kiryat Gat, was murdered by Hamas terrorists while trying to flee the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Daniel attended the festival with his girlfriend Karina Davidov, 30, also from Kiryat Gat. The couple had been together for three years before they were both murdered that day. They left the scene of the rave by car but got stuck among the many trying to get out, and were slain as they tried to get home.

On a memorial page set up for the more than 100 former students killed on October 7 and in the fighting since that day, the ORT network of schools wrote that Danny, a graduate of the “Meir” ORT school in Kiryat Gat “was funny and mischievous, always surrounded by friends, full of humor and a love of life.”

Loved ones also described Daniel as a young man who loved playing music, the volume cranked up high, a smile always across his face as he found ways to find a conversation and common ground with anyone he met.

On Facebook, Alex Dromov wrote of Daniel that he was a hero who always looked out for everybody, and always made sure that everyone was taking care of — be it by being the guy to handle the BBQ grill or to make sure that the atmosphere and vibe were just right.

Alex said Daniel was “always smiling and laughing. It was possible to talk to you about any subject and you never hurt anyone and always respected everyone.”

Daniel’s sister, Viki, said of her brother that “when we realized what was happening and started to call him to tell him to run away, he said that he would stay because he needed to help people.”

Viki said that four days after Daniel’s funeral, a woman who survived the festival called her and said that Daniel helped her hide from the terrorists.

“He was a fighter, in the army, in the reserves and in his character. He was always a fighter — also at the party,” said Viki.

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