Marga on the backdrop of the ruins of Pompeii
Photo: Bitmuna
The Acropolis. Another station on the road to Israel
Photo: Bitmuna
At the Agricultural School for Jewish Girls in Nahalal
Photo: Bitmuna
Traveling across the country
Photo: Bitmuna
A donkey operates a water pump near Lake Kinneret
Photo: Bitmuna
The Carmel Hotel in Afula
Photo: Bitmuna
A visit to Beit She'an
Photo: Bitmuna

The end of innocence

In October 1933, Erich and Marga Cohen leave their home in Germany on an organized trip to the Land of Israel, as Nazis' rise to power. They arrive in Haifa and travel across the country. Their daughter, Miriam Hazeh, shares the photos from that trip with Ynet readers. First part

Erich and Marga Cohen are a Jewish couple who used to live in the city of Brandenbourg in Germany and made a living from a department store they owned.


The two were members of a Zionist movement, and in 1933, after the Nazis rose to power, they decided to take an organized trip to the Holy Land.


Miriam Hazeh, Erich and Marga's daughter, asked to share the photos from that trip to the Land of Israel with Ynet readers.


Trip to Israel passes through Italy, in the ruins of Pompeii

 In October 1933 they arrive at the Haifa Bay

Bus service from the Lower City to the Hadar and Herzliya neighborhoods

 Well in Haifa

Marga at the foot of a neighborhood on the road leading to the Carmel Mountain

 Building in Hadar Hacarmel

 Marga near dairy farm in Kibbutz Beit Alfa

 Meeting locals in Beit She'an

The Naharayim Lake in the Jordan Valley, a year after the power station was built

 Erich on the backdrop of the dairy in Hadera


  • Next week: The Cohens visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Hebron


פרסום ראשון: 04.08.07, 15:25
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