Israel Media Ministries was founded in 2011 but the story begins way before that. In 1939, a 12 year old Jewish boy from Germany went on a ship on his way to the land of the Bible. This child’s name was Joseph. A few years later his entire family, his parents and his three brothers and sisters were all killed in Auschwitz concentration camp. His youngest sister, Hadassah, who was born after Joseph’s departure, was assassinated by the Nazis when she was only 2 years old. But that wasn’t the end of Joseph’s family. Joseph got married to Ruth, a young Jewish woman who also came to Israel from Germany as a child. They met in Jerusalem on Israel’s Independence Day in 1955, when modern Israel was only 7 years old. When Joseph and Ruth had children they named them after Joseph’s parents. That’s how I got my name, Ze’ev.