A rare collection of photographs from the beginning of the 20th century was recently discovered. Last time we
brought the story of the hospital's foundation. In this installment, photos depict the story of Hadassah and its employees during the British Mandate and the War of Independence. Some additional photos that were found have no chronological data on them.
In publishing these photographs, we're hoping that you can help provide information about them. The goal is to include them in the Haifa University database collection.
Jordanian Legion's officer brought his wife to receive medical care at Hadassah
Ambulance (license number M782) with the text: Magen David Adom in the Land of Israel
British Mandate's Jewish policemen. In the background: Hadassah
Hospital Mt Scopus
The last days of the British Mandate. Concrete roadblocks in Jerusalem.
Anyone recognizes the building?
On April 1948, a convoy carrying supplies, medical equipments and
medical teams travels to Mt Scopus
On April 13 1948 the convoy leaves to Jerusalem. When it passed in
East Jerusalem the vehicles were attacked and 79 passengers were murdered
1948, Hadassah clinic in Jerusalem following a bombing. Do you
recognize the building?
Following the War of Independence, the Jewish structures on Mt Scopus were
within Jordanian territory. Several dozens of Jewish policemen guarded and
maintained the buildings. Some were apparently artistically inclined as following
the Six Day War, graffiti was found on several of the walls. Anyone knows who the artist was?
Playground by Mt Zion, September 1928
What are they playing?
Playground in Mekor Baruch neighborhood, 1939
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