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Fred (Freddy) Gross



Mannheim, Germany

The Etzel Underground

Date And Place Of Death

Date And Place Of Death

May 16, 1948, 7 Iyar, near Jerusalem

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The Etzel Underground

War / Battle

The defense of Jerusalem

Resting Place

Har Herzl

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Mannheim, Germany

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Fred (Freddy) Gross was born on April 10, 1930 in Mannheim, Germany. His family stayed in Germany until 1940 when they were expelled to the De Gour Transit Camp in France. Fred managed to escape and joined the French Resistence. After the liberation of France he studied in a Jewish school and joined Aliyat Hanoar on the ship Haganah to Israel. He was caught by the British and interned on Cyprus for six months. Fred studied photography in Jerusalem and applied to join his older brother in the United States. Meanwhile he joined the Etzel underground and on May 16, 1948 he was fatally injured in the defense of Jerusalem. He was first buried in Sanhedriya and then moved to Har Herzl on Nov. 15, 1951.
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