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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - Blow up the Railway Station

Hebron Rd 31, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל ארגון האצ"ל

פיצוץ בתחנת הרכבת
ביום ה’ בחשוון תש"ו (30.10.46) פוצצה יחידת לוחמים של האצ"ל את אולם הנוסעים בתחנת הרכבת של ירושלים. בקרב שהתפתח לאחר הפיצוץ נפגעו כמה לוחמים. זמן קצר לאחר מכן נתפסו ארבעה מהלוחמים, שלושה מהם פצועים. בין הלוחמים שנתפסו היה מאיר פיינשטיין, שמאוחר יותר נידון למוות בתלייה.
לפני ביצוע גזר הדין, ב-12.4.1947, פוצץ מאיר פיינשטיין את עצמו, יחד עם לוחם הלח"י משה ברזאני, בתא הכלא ומנע מהבריטים להוציאם להורג.

Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Jerusalem city emblem
Symbol of the Irgun organization

Blow up the Railway Station
On October 30, 1946 a unit of Irgun blew up the waiting hall of the Jerusalem Railway Station. Several of Irgun fighters were wounded. Later, four were captured, one of them, Meir Feinstin was sentenced to death. On the eve of their execution (April 12. 1947) Feinstin and Lehi fighter Barazani blew themselves up in the Jerusalem Central Prison.

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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The train station was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

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