Hundreds of men of women who fought with the Israeli resistance (the Lehi) has destroyed with their blood the foreign British rule, forcing Great Britain to abandon the mandate entrusted to them by the League of Nations, and to evacuate its army from the country.
Who were those fighters who brought forth this great revolution? Where did they gather the courage in battle, the dedication, and the free choice of a life of solitude? Who were the hundreds arrested imprisoned and executed?
These same questions were asked by many people who were no witnesses to those great times of the liberation war of the, and especially by the children who were born after the foundation of Israel. Even the veteran soldiers themselves did not always know one another. Anonymously they joined the rebellion and anonymously they fought the enemy.
With the deceleration of independence the anonymous soldiers became soldiers in uniform as they fought to defend Israel independence. May of them were killed in the war. It is only after the war has ended that they were able to settle into the normal civilian life and erect a family. Many of them succeeded to bridge the gap and reach important positions in all areas of life.
The Lehi museum tells the story of those anonymous fighters who were called "madmen", and brought forth the breakdown of the foreign rulers and their banishment. In a penthouse apartment, in Mizrahi St. on Florentin neighbourhood, the founder and leader of the Lehi, Avraham "Yair" Stern, was captured and executed by the British secret police. The appartment where he lived was preserved with its original furniture. In the room a audiovisual presentation is shown telling of the life, accomplishments and murder of "Yair". The museum integrates unique encounters with people who give testimony about their experience in the underground organization.