Moshe Sneh, 1909-1972

Sneh was a left-wing Knesset member from 1949 to 1972, mostly with the Communist Maki party. Born in Poland, Sneh was a founder of the General Zionists in 1935 and a doctor with the Polish army at the outset of World War II. He escaped to Palestine and commanded the Haganah from 1941 to 1946. He was active in smuggling Jews into Palestine and fled to France at one point to avoid British arrest.

Photo: Teddy Brauner, National Photo Collection of Israel