Amram was born on March 15,1915 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. His father, Israel Springer, was a Haredi rabbi, and he made sure to give his child a Torah education. Amram studied in Rabbi Zoldan’s yeshiva, and he was considered a genius.
He always intended to make aliyah, and once World War II broke out, he decided to go out on his own to the homeland, a journey that took nine months. In the frozen heart of winter, he crossed the Alps and made it to Switzerland; he continued to Yugoslavia, where he was suspected of espionage and almost executed. He made it out, to Turkey, Greece and Syria — where he was again arrested and imprisoned. Finally, he was released and he crossed the border at Metula, reaching Haifa. He found employment in various fields: at first, he was draining the Hula swamps, but he came down with malaria. He then worked as a supervisor in Haifa’s Camp David, but eventually he decided to enlist in the British Army. He fought at Tobruk and earned a royal commendation. When he arrived back in the Land of Israel on leave, he was impressed with the underground war against Britain, and so he deserted and joined Lehi.
Amram was active in Haifa and Jerusalem. He bought firearms from a British Army camp, and he was part of the assassination operation against High Commissioner MacMichael, on 8 August 1944, at the entrance to Jerusalem. Due to informers, he was arrested, together with his roommate. He was detained in Acre Prison, in Latrun and then was deported to Africa with the second group of fourteen detainees. He was held in Sembel (near Asmara, Eritrea), Carthago (Sudan) and Gilgil (Kenya). Together with two of his friends, Moshe David Eichenbaum and Azriel Livnat, he fled from the camp in Sudan on March 15,1945 but they were all caught. He only got back to Israel on July 12,1948.
When he retuned from exile, he worked in various fields: construction, fruit-picking, road-building and factory work. At last, he found work as a proofreader for Yedioth Ahronoth, where he worked for the last dozen years of his life.
He studied Midrash and Kabbalah, publishing Zera’im LaBekarim, about heroic episodes from Jewish history, collected from the Talmud and Midrash. In his literary estate, he left many compositions about Kabbalah and Jewish history, which he ordered be released twenty years after his death.
He had three great loves: the People of Israel, the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel. He dedicated himself to these, passionately, enthusiastically and faithfully.
He passed away on Purim, March 18,1973 leaving behind a wife Hemda and two sons.