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Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin


Born: August 16, 1913

Died: March 9, 1992

Location: Brest-Litovsk, Grodno Governorate

Father: Ernest Oppenheimer

Mother: unknown

Wife: Aliza

Religion: Jewish


Primary: Mizrachi school

Secondary: Polish government school

College: University of Warsaw, 1935: Law


1937: Head of Betar: a militant, nationalist Revisionist Zionism movement

1941: Joined Polish Army of Anders

1942: Joined Irgund; an underground militant Zionist group which had split from the Jewish military organization.

1944: Became Leader of Irgund; Soon after he assumed command, a formal ‘Declaration of Revolt’ was publicized, and armed attacks against British forces were initiated.


1977 June 21 – 1983 October 10 : Prime Minister of Israel


1978 December 10, Nobel Prize Lecture: “Free women and men everywhere must wage an incessant campaign so that these human values become a generally recognized and practised reality. We must regretfully admit that in various parts of the world this is not yet the case. Without those values and human rights the real peace of which we dream is jeopardized.”

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