Stern, Avraham

(1907–42)
   Leader of the ‘Stern Gang’. Stern emigrated to Palestine from Poland in 1925 and was active in the Jewish underground organization Irgun Tzvai Leumi (Etzel) from its inception in 1931. In 1940 he disagreed with Etzel’s policy of co-operating with the British in the war effort and broke away with a small extremist group which became known to the world as the Stern Gang. It attacked British policy and army personnel and tried to make a deal with the Axis powers. A price was put on Stern’s head, and in 1942, after his arrest, he was shot and killed by a British policeman under controversial circumstances. His followers lay low for a while but reconstituted themselves under the name ‘Freedom Fighters of Israel’ (Lehi for short). Lehi was responsible for the assassination in 1944 of Lord Moyne, the British minister of state in Cairo, and probably also of the United Nations mediator Count BERNADOTTE in 1948. This led to Lehi’s suppression by the newly proclaimed State of Israel.

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  • STERN, AVRAHAM — (underground name, Ya ir; 1907–1942), leading underground fighter in Palestine, founder of the organization later called Loḥamei Ḥerut Israel (Leḥi). Born in Suvalki (then Russian Poland), Stern studied at the Hebrew high school there. In 1925 he …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Stern, Avraham — (1907 42)    Stern was born in Suvalki, Poland, to Mordecai and Leah Stern. At 18, he left Poland and went to Jerusalem to study at the Gymnasia High School. Subsequently, he enrolled at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 1929 Arab riots …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Stern, Avraham — (1907 42)    Palestinian pioneer. He emigrated from Poland to Palestine in 1925 and became active in Irgun Tzvai Leumi. In 1940 he disagreed with the policy of co operating with the British and established the Stern Gang (Lohame Herat Yisrael)… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Avraham Stern — (hebräisch: אברהם שטרן Avraham Shtern), alias Yair (* 23. Dezember 1907 in Suwałki; † 12. Februar 1942 in Tel Aviv) war der Gründer und Leiter einer zionistischen Organisation, welche ab 1940 unter dem Namen Lechi bekannt und von der britischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stern-Gruppe — Logo der Organisation Lechi (hebräisches Akronym für לוחמי חירות ישראל Lochamei Cherut Jisrael, „Kämpfer für die Freiheit Israels“) waren eine paramilitärische Untergrundorganisation in Palästina. Sie bestanden während des britischen Mandats,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stern Gang — Logo der Organisation Lechi (hebräisches Akronym für לוחמי חירות ישראל Lochamei Cherut Jisrael, „Kämpfer für die Freiheit Israels“) waren eine paramilitärische Untergrundorganisation in Palästina. Sie bestanden während des britischen Mandats,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stern Gruppe — Logo der Organisation Lechi (hebräisches Akronym für לוחמי חירות ישראל Lochamei Cherut Jisrael, „Kämpfer für die Freiheit Israels“) waren eine paramilitärische Untergrundorganisation in Palästina. Sie bestanden während des britischen Mandats,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Avraham Stern — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Stern. Photo non datée d Avraham Stern Avraham Stern (Hébreu: אברהם שטרן Avraham Shtern), alias Yair (Hebreu: יאיר)D (23 décembre 1907 12 février 1942) est un écrivain et poète …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stern — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Pour l’article homophone, voir sterne. Stern désigne : Sommaire 1 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Avraham Stern — (Hebrew: אברהם שטרן Avraham Shtern ), alias Yair ( he. יאיר) (December 23, 1907 – February 12, 1942) was the founder and leader of the Zionist organization later known as Lehi (also called the Stern Gang by the British colonial authorities).Stern …   Wikipedia

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