NAME: Brayar Azriel-Yehuda

DATE OF BIRTH: 16 August, 1932

DATE FALLEN: 22 February, 1948

Azriel-Yehuda Brayar son of Leah-Miriam and Yehiel-Michael was born in Vienna on August 16th, 1932. Azriel studied at the Heder and made aliya with his family in 1939 before the outbreak of World War II. In Israel, he lived with his family of many children at Batei Ungarinand and was a student at the “Guardians of the Walls” yeshiva.

In September 1947, at the age of 15, he joined the Lehi underground.

On February 22nd, 1948, British soldiers and police officers arrived in three car bombs on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, detonating the explosives and firing at passersby indiscriminately. Houses were destroyed and many people were injured and killed.

Azriel participated as a spectator in a Lehi retaliation operation after the British attack. Lehi members blew up a mine under a military vehicle that held soldiers and ammunition on St. Paul Street. Five soldiers were killed and six wounded. In the operation, Azriel was hit by a British bullet and died of his wounds an hour later at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Azriel was laid to rest in the cemetery on Har Hazeitim.

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