At the same time, Amon was instrumental in saving the Jews of Europe by organizing and training self-defense units, undermining the anti-Semitic acts of the Arab emissaries entrenched in the Axis capitols of Europe, and coordinating the activities of the Jewish Brigade and other units of the British Army.
But his specialty was directing sabotage and other undercover missions on foreign soil, including Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and especially Italy.
Until now, much of what is in this book was censured. At long last, the author is permitted to talk about his exploits, the people he worked with and difficulties encountered.
Amnon Yona was born in Plonsk, Poland, in 1923. At age two, he came to what was then Palestine with his parents, Esther and Shlomo Taub. During the War of Independence, Amnon joined the Palmach (Strike Companies) under the direct command of Yitzhak Rabin. During his military service, he performed many roles including serving as military adjutant to the first President of Israel, Prof. Chaim Weizmann, commander of the Gadna in Haifa, and commander of the unit assigned to the disruption of Arab procurement in Europe.
Amnon's public activity included the initiation, management and establishment of the Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv, and the planting of a memorial forest in the Rabin Park dedicated to the memories of the Palmach fallen. He also published the first Hebrew edition of Missions With No Traces, which reached six printings.
Today, Amnon is busy establishing a museum in the Borochov Quarter of Givatayim, where he began his adventure 80 years ago.
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