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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - "Dror", Lehi’s Headquarter


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Yehuda Alkalai St 9, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט

מחנה דרור - מפקדת לח"י בירושלים
במקום הזה הייתה המפקדה הראשית של לח"י, וכן היו כאן מחסנים של חומרי נפץ בתי מלאכה לייצור נשק. המתחם כולו נקרא "מחנה דרור" על שם מרדכי בן עוזיהו "דרור , שנפל בקרב לשחרור שייך באדר. במקום הזה נפלו חמישה מטובי לוחמי לח"י בעת מילוי תפקידם: מרים פריד "כוכבה", לאה פריזנט "אריאלה", אסף קראווני "עוזי", בנימין שלום "מיכאל", ודוד שנייווייס "זמיר".

Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The emblem of the city of Jerusalem
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

"Dror", Lehi’s Headqurter (The spelling error is in the sign itself)
"Machane Dror," acted as Lehi Headquarters, and housed their arms, ammunition and their explosives industry. This structure was named in memory of Mordechi Ben Uziyahu "Dror", who fell during the liberation of Sheik-Badder. Here a tragic explosion claimed the lives of five of the finest Lehi freedom fighters.

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The sign shape is rectangular 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 house was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Notice the difference between the Hebrew and English versions. While in the Hebrew version there are the names of the 5 who were killed during the explosion that was in the weapons depot without stating the cause of death, while in the English version it is stated that the 5 were killed in the explosion but their names are not specified.



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