Shlomo Rosenberg came to Palestine from Brooklyn with his family in 1935 when he was only 6 years old. At age 13 he claimed to be older to join the Haganah. When the first shots of the War of Independence were fired, he was among those responsible for defending the Old City. Soon thereafter he let himself be caught by the British for carrying a gun, thus allowing his comrades time to hide theirs, and his knowledge of English served him well while sitting in the 'Kishle' British prison.
Upon his release he helped arrange capture of an armed Arab gang which included two British policemen. His final mission found him defending the Castel from which he refused to be evacuated when he was wounded, claiming a commander's place was with his men. He died on April 8, 1948.