On Yom HaAtzmaot museums throughout Israel are free. This year we went to the Lieberman House and learned all about the 5th Aliyah and the building of Nahariyah.
The Lieberman House Museum
The 5th Aliyah primarily consisted of “free professionals” who were forbidden by Nazi law to work in their field of expertise. These highly trained professionals left Germany in the early to mid 1930’s and began a new life as farmers in Nahariyah. Their wooden shipping containers (lifts) were later used as housing.
Our Docent and Life-Long Resident of Nahriyah
Our docent went above and beyond our expectations, telling more than we possibly could have expected, and going well past closing time.
The Lieberman House was built in 1890
The Lieberman house was built in 1890 and was part of the original land purchase of Joseph Levi and partners. It has been passed down to family and was finally donated to the city of Nahariyah, renovated, and used as a museum to tell the story of Nahariyah.
Hearing the stories about the work and effort of these families is absolulty profound and it brings a greater appreciation as to how a city is developed.
For more information please visit this link > http://museum.rutkin.info/en/node/21
Today my oldest son and I went to the Nahariya Beit HaOlamin (cemetery) for the Yom HaZikaron ceremonies. On the way there, the sirens went off and everybody stopped, got out of their cars and buses and stood. Nobody moved. Needless to say, it is an emotional experience.
Here are a few photos of our experience.
IDF Honor Guard
After the ceremony we looked about at the different keverim. Svetlana’s below captured my attention with the stone engraving of her giving a snappy salute with a happy smile.
Svetlana died at 20 years old
Below is the kever of Ehud Goldwasser. He was captured with Eldad Regev by Hezbollah sparking the war in 2006. Their bodies were returned in 2008.
The kever of kidnapped and killed Ehud Goldwasser
We were privileged to learn about Gedaliah Kuglar (w/ red flowers) from his sister. He was involved in running a supply convoy from Nahariya to Yehiam, was held up fighting Arab forces in Yehiam for months, and then later was killed with his unit in Tarshiha. We were left speechless.
These three and others in the area died in Tarshicha
In the kever below, Yisrael was killed at 16.
Yisrael, the young Teimani died at 16!
After seeing all the keverim, parents weeping profusely, and hearing the stories of sacrifice, I ask the question – “How can you not stand for one minute?”