Friday, May 09, 2008

Shmuel Katz z"l

December 9, 1914 - May 9, 2008

A visit almost two years ago:-

More here

Photos from his life:

In Warsaw, 1937 with Hillel Kook (r) and Chaim Lubinsky (l):

In Paris, 1946, on an Irgun mission:

At Menachem Begin's visit to the Irgun in Jerusalem, August 1948. Moekie, last commander of the Jerusalem Irgun unit is third from left and Begin is to the right:

Here he is at a press conference announcing the disbandment of the Irgun, Jerusalem, September 21, 1948 (Yitzhak Avinoam (c), Yosef Leizrowitz (l))

Here's his publicity portrait for the Hebrew edition of "Days of Fire", 1966:


Anonymous said...

It is with sadness to hear the loss of this outstanding Jewish & Zionist thinker & activist.
I had the privilege of meeting Moekie on a couple occasions. The last time was at the Jewish Book Fair in Toronto shortly after the publication his book, "Lone Wolf".
Although frail physically, he spoke with passion, wit & conviction.
May we all learn from his example.
Harry Wolle

Mordechai Y. Scher said...

A true loss.

Baruch Dayan Emet.

Lion of Zion said...

ברוך דיין אמת

Ben Temalion said...

My sadness is mollified by thankfulness of knowing his work. After having his book "Battleground" for many years I only finished it recently. I hope all those who miss him will find comfort soon and that many who know nothing of him will soon know more. Eretz Ha Kodesh, Eretz Ha Shelamah, Eretz Ha Mitzvoth, Rak Kach!

Zalmi said...

One hopes that in his last frail years, Shmuel z'l was spared full consciousness of the squalor into which Zionist ideals have been dragged by wayward sons of Betar.
If his writings were ever made compulsory reading in Israel's universities, our problems would be over. May his memory be a blessing for all of us and may his ideals and values never be forgotten.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

truly the end of an era....

YMedad said...

I last spoke with Moekie about two weeks before Pesach. He was frail but alert and completely knowledgeable about political events and until his last days in the hospital last week, read two papers daily. He was very aware of happenings and developments.