He then began working as a tour guide across the country and its surroundings, and engaged in research of the history of the land. He published articles in newspapers and released a book.
Several weeks ago, we launched a series of articles featuring a selection of Berger's photographs which were taken during his hikes, with his original captions. As some of the places' names have changed over time, we would appreciate our readers' help in revealing these places' current names.
1. Ancient synagogue in Baram on Working Youth trip, Passover 1932
2. Greek church in Aboud, May 1932
3. Kfar Hashiloach, 1932
4. Village of Beit Jubrin
5. Nebi Gabriel in Beit Jubrin
6. Opening of Dibon Cave (cave area near Luzit)
7. People of the village of Ajour with members of the Land of Israel Wanderers association, 1930
8. The Land of Israel Wanderers association in Ben Shemen, 1930
9. Dakakin near Yavne, 1928
10. Beit Guvrin, Moon Tunnels
11. Al-Hussein Bridge
12. Hulda collective settlement, 1927 (two years later, Hulda was attacked in the 1929 events by Arab rioters who murdered settlers and burned down the village)
13. Village of Bayt Mahsir (photographed from the groves), 1932. (In 1948 it was the largest village controlling the road to Jerusalem. It was home to gangs and a squadron of the Arab Legion which attacked any convoy travelling towards besieged Jerusalem. In May 1948, as part of the Maccabi operation, the Harel Brigade managed to conquer the village after three assault attempts. A Norseman aircraft sent to assist in the offensive crashed, and a monument with the plane parts is located on a nearby hill – Har Hatayasim: The Israel Air Force official memorial site. Upon the village's occupation, the supplies and weapons robbed from the attacked convoys were found in the area. The occupation made it possible to open the Burma Road and resume supplies to the besieged city. The village's houses were demolished, and the community of Beit Meir is now located in the area).
14. Demolished ghetto in Hebron, Shavuot 1932
15. Dead Sea lagoon
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