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Basic Information

Location Shtern 8, Tel Aviv
Phone number 03-6820288
Country Israel
City Tel Aviv-Yafo

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment yes
Handicap accessibility yes
Website http://www.lehi.org.il/
Geographical Coordinates 32.05659,34.76961


General

Stern was the head of the Lehi organization and lived the last few weeks of his life in this apartment on Mizrahi Bet street number 8 (today the street is named after Avraham Stern)in Florentine neighborhood, Tel Aviv. In this one room apartment on the roof floor, Stern lived with Tova and Moshe Svoray. On February 12th, 1942 British officer Thomas James Wilkin came to the apartment and found Stern hiding in the closet. Wilkin cuffed him and left. British officer Jeffry Morton came and placed cuffed Stern next to the window and shot him in the back three times, causing him to die instantaneously. In 1953 a sign commemorating Yair was placed outside the apartment building and in 1963 the building was bought by Lechi members by donations. The museum opened in 1985 and is run by the museum unit of the Ministry of Defense. The apartment was restored to the time when Yair lived there and includes the original furniture. There is also a commemoration hall and a wall that commemorates the gallows. The main floor of the museum describes the history Lechi, the fighting against the British mandate and Lechi's part in the establishment of Israel.


General Information

Sunday-Thursday 08:30-16:00 Holidays and Saturday evening only by appointment

Prices: Adults- 15 NIS Students, teens, retirees- 10 NIS

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