The grave and the tombstone on which it was photographed that day
אברהם בן מרדכי שטרן
בן ל"ד שנה
כ"ה שבט תש"ב
משורה ישחרר רק המות
Avraham ben Mordechai Stern
34 years old
12 February 1942
Only death will set me free Click for a larger image
The directional sign leads to the grave plot
לחלקת אברהם שטרן ’יאיר’ הי"ד
For the Avraham Stern ’Yair’ plot, God will avenge his blood Click for a larger image
The QR code leads to a page that is not on the website for commemorating the legacy of the Lehi lehi.org.il/?page_id=76
It is possible that this URL was meant His life, work and death Translation of the text on the sign
[Symbol of the Lehi] Avraham Stern - "Yair"
A warrior and a poet. The originator of the Israel Freedom Fighters (Lehi) underground and its first commander.
Born in Suwałki, in Poland, to Mordechai and Hadassah Leah, on December 23, 1907.
Immigrated to Israel in 1925. He graduated with honors from the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received a scholarship to study for a PhD at the University of Florence in Italy. In 1931, he participated with his commander Avraham Tehomi in the founding of Hagana B (later the National Military Organization - Etzel). He was appointed a member of the organizations headquarters and established the organizations activities in Poland.
"Yair" believed that the establishment of a Hebrew state would be made possible by the expulsion of the British from the Land of Israel, contrary to the opinion of Etzel commander Zeev Jabotinsky. In the summer of 1940, he retired from the Etzel and founded the Lehi underground.
Following the operations of the Lehi against the British, the members of the underground, led by their commander "Yair", became persecuted. A year and a half after the establishment of the Lehi, the British Bureau of Investigation revealed the hiding place of "Yair" in the Florentine neighborhood of Tel Aviv, at 8 Mizrahi St. 2 (today Avraham Stern St. 8) - where he was murdered in February 12, 1942
His only son was born to him and his wife Roni after his murder, he bears the name of his nickname - Yair
Members of the Lehi underground continued to fight the British until the day the State of Israel was established
In their mouths they sang - the vision of "Yair" the anthem of my life
"Unknown soldiers are without uniforms
And all around us is horror and death
We were all drafted for life
"Only death will set me free"