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 Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin

Birth
Bresckaja, Belarus
Death 9 Mar 1992 (aged 78)
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Memorial ID 5860308 · View Source
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He was the 6th Prime Minister of Israel. A native of Poland, he fled to the Soviet Union when the Nazis invaded. He was arrested in September of 1940 and charged with espionage. Sentenced to eight years at a concentration camp in Siberia, he was freed in 1941 as part of an accord with the Polish government. His father, mother, and brother died in the Nazi Holocaust. He will be best remembered for signing Israel's first peace treaty with an Arab neighbor, Egypt in 1979. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

Bio by: Ron Moody


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From the Hebrew: Menachem Begin, son of Chasia and Ze'ev Dov.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Ron Moody
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5860308
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Menachem Begin (16 Aug 1913–9 Mar 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5860308, citing Mount of Olives Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .