Srul Svart

Greaser, S.S. Har Zion
Died 31 Aug 1940
Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial
Age 18

Srul was born in Romania in 1922 and emigrated to Israel living at 40 Hikva Street, Karyat in Halfa when he enlisted. Little else is known about his life and research is ongoing.

He was a greaser on the S.S. Har Zion. The ship left Liverpool at 06.15 hours on 31 August 1940, with 1000 cases of spirit and 120 tons of fertiliser to travel to the USA. The ship was attacked by U-boat, U-38 which fired two torpedoes amidships and ship sank north west of Ireland. The master and thirty five crew were killed.