NAME: Amper Avraham


DATE OF BIRTH: February 20, 1916

DATE FALLEN: February 1, 1942

Avraham was born  February 20, 1916 in Lodmir, Wohlin  Poland, to Yoseph and Raisel. He had two brothers and two sisters. He studied at the ‘Tarbut’ school, was an active member of Beitar and was Head Instructor at the Lodz Instructors Course 1937. He was among the founders of Etzel in Poland. For about a year Avraham was  organisational supervisor of the Cells and prepared members for the first Lieutenants Course, at Zopfiovka   managed by two emissaries from Israel (Aharon Chaichman and Avraham Stavsky). His first nom-de-guerre was ‘Chavivi’. He organised groups of candidates for Clandestine-Aliyah and was involved in editing Nathan Yelin-Mor’s publication ‘Di Ta’at’ (The Deed). He was close to Avraham Stern (Yair), Irgun emissary and Liasion to the Polish Government, organising  youth willing to come fight for the land. These great endeavours shattered with the outbreak of WWII; they started looking for ways to escape the European nightmare and reach the homeland. Avraham, man of action, organised escape groups, established exit procedures, then departed with a false student-visa. He journeyed via Turkey, where he settled a while engaged in obtaining certificates for those unable to leave. He arrived in Israel January 7, 1941, immediately joined Yair and fulfilled a central position in the organisation; he was made Operations Commander of Tel-Aviv region. Despite his projecting authority unto his surroundings, he was modest in his ways; friends regarded him as a “Charismatic man” whom people followed naturally. Everything he did, if convinced of its importance,  he carried out concentratedly  with infinite dedication. Avraham was among the greatest renovators of Hebrew Courage, who gave birth to our Country. The movement prepared to commence its activities against the British enemy, and training started. Avraham joined a limited course with Zelig Jacques and Moshe Savorai, instructed by ‘Yashka’ (Ya’acov Eliav). On January 27, 1942 at Dizengof 30  Tel-Aviv, Police-Officer Morton and his men broke into their room, ordered them to raise their hands, then shot all of them. Avraham was seriously injured. Four days later, February 1, 1942, in the prison hospital, without getting proper treatment, Avraham died in great agony. He was buried in the Cemetery of Nachalat-Yitzhak.

הנצחה באנדרטה ביער לח”י במשמר איילון
שמו של אברהם אמפר חרוט על לוח באנדרטה ביער לח”י
לבנת זכרון על שם אברהם אמפר בהיכל הזיכרון הממלכתי בהר הרצל