NAME: Belski Sarah


DATE OF BIRTH: October 8, 1929

DATE FALLEN: November 12, 1947

Sarah was born in October 8, 1929 in Tel-Aviv, to Chaim and Esther, one of three girls. Her father was a welder. Sarah studied at  ‘Hacarmel’ School in  central Tel-Aviv, and completed eight grades with excellence. She joined Hashomer- Hatsair as a student, and was trained for settlement.  After completing her studies, she left with a group to kibbutz Ein-Hashofet. She stayed and worked in the Kibbutz for a year and a half, then  was recalled to Tel-Aviv to assist with the family’s income. During this period the underground’s war speeded up. Sarah read  leaflets explaining the nature of the struggle against the foreign power and sympathized. Bored with sewing nightgowns at the Tel-Aviv factory where she worked, she looked for ways to contact the underground. She soon found the way and joined Lehi. She was integrated in the Operations division and after a while, sent to a solitary house, in  Ra’anana, where  weapons/explosives courses were underway to training Lehi activists. Aged 17 Sarah was made  housekeeper, looking after up to ten trainees’ needs, including ordering  supplies (brought in by a contact woman) and preparing meals. Everyone who knew Sarah knew what a  sensitive delicate  soul she was, who expressed herself  through stories and poems. She fulfilled all her duties quietly, seriously and with infinite dedication. The trainees knew that a strong friendship had grown between  course leader ‘Yigal’, and herself.  On November 12,1947, only one day after a new group  started their training, they were suddenly attacked by a large force of British soldiers who had surrounded the house. The trainees  were busy cleaning their unused new weapons, which had just been unpacked  from boxes; following orders they escaped through the back window, running towards the nearby orchard, attempting to escape. The British soldiers began firing  mercilessly upon them using automatic weapons. Sarah was among five people killed. The other five were captured, arrested, and sentenced to many years in prison.

Sarah is buried at ‘Nachalat-Yitzchak’ Cememtery, not far from the grave of Yair, Lehi’s founder.

הנצחה באנדרטה ביער לח”י במשמר איילון
שמה של שרה בלסקי חרוט על לוח באנדרטה ביער לח”י
לבנת זיכרון על שם שרה בלסקי בהיכל הזיכרון הממלכתי בהר הרצל