Eliyahu was born on October 22, 1922 in  Munkatch Czechoslovakia, to Tova and Matityahu, traditional Jews. His parents moved to Berlin when he was an infant. He studied in a Cheder,  afterwards at the ‘Edat Israel’ school. As a youth he found his way to the Zionist movement. When the Nazis gained power, his mother was arrested; his father managed to escape. Eliyahu was sent to an orphanage, and later transferred by the Jewish community to the “Ahava” Home. At 11, he was reunited in Poland with his parents.  Around his Bar-Mitzvah he moved to Czechoslovakia, and without any papers started his voyage to Israel, was arrested in Kushitsa, and released due to his young age. He then travelled with his family  through Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Italy, searching for an exit  to the Land of Israel. His mother died on the way. In 1936 with his father and brother Ya’acov, he made Aliyah with false papers. In Israel he joined Beitar. He worked in the orchards, learnt metalwork and mechanics, and became a Ghaffir. Before the outbreak of WWII he joined Etzel and when it split moved  to Lehi. In the underground he was involved with obtaining arms and explosives; he was responsible for Lehi’s technical workshop. While preparing mines for the attack upon Haifa Railway Workshops, he was injured by a blast due to technical error; by the time the British arrived he’d managed to escape. From 1946 -1948 he lived under  false identity, constantly involved in manufacturing weapons. Nathan Yelin-Mor and Dr. Israel Eldad found  refuge at his Kfar-Shmaryahu house. He joined the IDF 1948 with the Lehi Brigade, and served in the 8th Brigade, in Battalions 82 and 89. Following discharge, June 1949, he began establishing factories. Today he  owns five companies including in the US and China. In 1943 he married Yehudit Bruder, fellow Lehi member. They had three sons: twins Gideon and Ehud, son Yair, plus nine grandchildren. Eliyahu is a generous donor for memorial projects, and national settlement undertakings. He contributed to  establishing Beit-Yair . Wife Yehudith passed away in 1998.