Jewish policeman in Tel Aviv
The windmill in Jerusalem
Gidi Lam driving a tractor in Kibbutz Giv'at Haim
Members of Kibbutz Kinneret
Children in Kibbutz Ein Harod
Roaring Lion statue, Tel Chai

Dr. Hirsch's journey, part 1

In 1935, Dr. Paul Hirsch traveled to Palestine with two goals in mind. The first was to participate in that year's Maccabiah Games. The second was to tour the country in preparation for settling there. What did he see? The photos are below

In the 1920's Jews living in Europe were not allowed to practice pediatric medicine. Dr. Paul Hirsch, a Czech citizen, decides to change specialties and leaves for Prague to study dentistry. In Prague he meets his wife Lilly and they open a dental clinic together.


In 1935 Dr. Hirsch arrives in Palestine as a member of the Czech team to the 2nd Maccabiah Games. Since at that time in Europe Hitler begins casting his dark shadow and the the Nazi Party is strengthening, many of the participants in the Maccabiah Games choose not to return to their countries but to settle in Palestine permanently.


The Hirschs are no different and the couple takes the opportunity to tour the country in preparation for settling there. After the Maccabiah's closing ceremony, they go on voyage throughout the land, its views and its inhabitants. These are some of sights they saw:

 First buildings on Tel Aviv's Frishman Street


 The Bialik House in Tel Aviv


Young Zionists


 Experiment station in Rehovot


 Overlooking synagogue in Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter


 Outside the capital


 Overlooking Safed


Kibbutz Degania


 Shopping at Tiberias market


Kibbutz Ein Harod


 Kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar


Overlooking Tel Chai and Hula Lake


  • To visit last week's trip to the past click here


פרסום ראשון: 02.11.07, 10:51
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