A - Z collection list

Aerial Photos of Israel 1917-1919

Arie Even- mandatory palestine police

The collection was donated by Rami Even. It includes family pictures,  mandatory palestine police and  historic Nawe Sha'anan  in Haifa.

Arie Even joined the  mandatory palestine police in 1931.He lived with his family  in Nawe Sha'anan, Haifa. In 1948 he joined the Israel Haifa police and stayed there until his retirement.


Atniel - Bagdad & Damascus

Atniel - Bagdad & Damascus (2)

Ayanot (agricultural school)

Photographs of the agricultural school in Ayanot Youth Village, and its founder, Ms. Ada Maimon. In 1930 Maimon founded a women’s farm for agricultural training near Ness Ziona, which was later named Ayanot Youth Village. In the school, which since the 1940’s was no longer a school for girls only, the pupils would study and engage in agricultural activity and animal care.


Bachar Arie - Betar Movement 1942

The Arie Bachar collection documents his family and work in Israel. The collection includes photographs and certificates that document his life. The collection is dedicated to Arie’s children and grandchildren.

Arie Bachar was born in 1929 and raised in Petah Tikva. He joined Betar Movement in 1942, and the IZL (Irgun Zva'i Leumi) in 1945. In 1957 he was chosen as the head of the national Betar Movement, and in 1978 the head of the world movement. In 1983 he was head of the Arie Ben-Eliezer College of Education in Tel-Aviv.


Bar Adon Photos of Israel 1914-1918

Bar-Am Michael

Collection of 15 images of sailing vessels that were in the Coast Guard, Haifa base, starting from the 50th of the 20th century. The collection was donated by Michael (Mike) Bar-Am. Michael studied at School Officers near the Technion in Haifa between 1950 to 1953. Served in the Navy until 1956 and then served in the merchant navy. From 1959 served on Coast Guard Haifa base, as 44 boat commander, and a total of 11 years in the small vessels. In 1970 was nominate commander of Haifa base and retired in 1987.


Beginning of the British Rule in the Land of Israel, 1917-1918

Ben-Dov Giora - Port of Haifa Construction – British documentation

Giora Ben Dov's collection: The construction of Haifa's port – British documentation, documents different stages in the process of the construction of the port in Haifa by the British, during the years 1929-1932. The rare documentary work was conducted on a daily basis and on the photographs the date in which the photo was taken appears. The process included drying a stripe of the sea close to the shore, building anchorages and breakwaters and in the last photo of the collection dates the 3rd of October 1932, one can see ships that anchor in the port whose construction is not yet complete. The documentation includes the quarrying of stones from a quarry near Atlit that were used for drying the sea and building the port. This way the collection describes two processes in parallel, the quarrying in Atlit and the construction in Haifa. 


Ben-Gurion Arie

The collection contains personal photographs of Arie Ben-Gurion from Kibbutz Beit Hashita; the Hebrew Reali School of Haifa; immigrant camps;Yaldey HaEmek camp; Hakhshara (literally: preparation) in kibbutz Na’an; Tehran Children; a youth movement of Czechoslovakia; a trip to Syria and Lebanon; and letter from David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel.


Bentov Mordechai

The collection documents the settling of Israel in the 1920’s; life in labor camps and immigrant camps; the views of the country; and the visit of the first High Commissioner of Palestine, Herbert Samuel, in Tel Aviv.


Berman Abraham

A collection of photographs of Abraham Berman, 1902, one of the leaders of Hashomer Hatzair movement in Russia, which established Kibbutz Hashomer Hatzair of SSSR (today known as Kibbutz Afikim). The photographs from 1926, taken at Yavne’el-Beit Gan Road, Afula and Haifa, document Berman’s life in different branches of the kibbutz. During the Second World War Berman studied in France, and he and his family only managed to return to Israel when the war ended in 1945. The collection documents his life in Russia, the refugee camp in Switzerland, his work in a radio factory in France, and his work for the settling of Israel since 1924.


Bonfils, Felix - Israel in the 19th Century

Félix Bonfils was a French photographer and writer who was active in the Middle East.


Borchard family - Atid shipping company LTD.


The collection was donated by Daniella Borchard. It includes family pictures and pictures of the company ships. 

"Atid" shipping company LTD (1934-1960). owned by the Borchard family who have been involved in the shipping business to and from Israel.


Bremer Kurt - photographer

Photographs taken by Kurt Bremer during 1930’s-1970’s, documenting Israel’s way of life at the time. Bremer, a chemical engineer, was born in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to Israel in 1933 and settled in Tel Aviv. Bremer was a street photographer, and later specialized in children photography.


Budilovsky Isaiah (Budi)

The Isaiah Budilovsky (Budi) collection documents his participation in pilot training course, his service as Operations Officer and commander of the Reserve Squadron, and his service in the Palmach.


Carmeli Brigade - 21st, 22nd and 23rd Squadrons

Cassuto Moshe David

The estate of the Biblical scholar, Professor David Cassuto (1883-1951). The collection contains photographs of Aleppo, Syria, and Beirut, Lebanon, where Cassuto studied ancient biblical manuscripts in 1943. The collection is dedicated to Hulda Campaniano, Cassuto’s youngest daughter.


Crusader Sculpture in the Land of Israel

Dana Shlomo – The Fight for Liberty

Donietz Gideon

presents photos from gafir service and work in The Solel-Boneh"


Eshet Mula - photographer

Mula Eshet,  famous israeli photographer, here some of his private collection in fields of fashion, dance and more from 1950-1986.


Even-Ezra Yochanan

A collection documenting the work of Jerusalem-born Yochanan Even-Ezra. Even-Ezra, a construction, water and sewage contractor, built water and drainage systems, as well as a water pipe to Jerusalem. The collection includes photographs of his work and of his family, who emigrated from North Africa back in the 18th century.



Gichon Zalman: The Hula Basin Inhabitants – Life & Existence

The marshland around Hula Lake used to cover an area of 37 square kilometers (an area which extended during the wet season). The marshland was covered with thick vegetation, mainly Cyperus papyrus. Zalman Gichon was the manager of the hydro-meteorological stations in the Hula Basin and rivers Litani, Hasbani, Banias, Dan and Jordan, during the years 1938-1944. The collection documents the inhabitants of the marshland and the history of Hula Lake.


Goel Levitzkiy – the founder of Kibbutz Alonim and the commander of Sedom Region

Goel Levitzkiy was a member of Shai Information Service and an officer in the Haganah. The collection presents photographs and documents from the 1940s, when Levitzkiy was the commander of the Sedom and Dead Sea Region, and after 1948 the commander of the Triangle (ha-Meshulash).

The collection contains photographs of famous Israeli leaders such as Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and also Hussein King of Jordan.


Gut-Mossinson Album – Landscapes of Palestine, 1921-1926

After graduating from the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium, Andre Gut & David Mossinson went for a tour of Palestine.

The two friends travelled with a camera from Metula in the North to Gaza and Jericho in the South, and made two souvenir photo albums for themselves.

In 1938 David Mossinson was killed with Haim Shturman and Aharon Etkin when their automobile hit a landmine.

Gan Hashlosha National Park (Sakhne) is named in memory of them.

Mr. Ezra Gut, the son of Andre Gut, donated his father's photo album to our Library.


Hadassah Medical Center

A collection dedicated to medicine. The collection includes photographs of Hadassah Medical Center from the beginning of the 20th century and photographs related to medicine in Haifa.


Hakim Menachem

Menachem Hakim, the donor of the collection is the brother of Eliyahu Hakim. Menachem was born in 1921 in Beirut, Lebanon, and immigrated to Israel in 1933. Studied at the Alliance school in Haifa and then vocational school at the Technion. Join the  Israeli pioneering youth movement, Young Maccabi, and at  age 16 was a member of the defense. Was drafted in 1948 as a soldier in the Golani Brigade, and after his release he returned to live in Haifa, and is engaged in business and commerce.
Menachem’s collection  includes images taken around the country in the 30s and 40s of the 20th century. Some were related to his brother Eliahu Hakim (in 1975) and others document special moments in his life.

Born in Beirut, Eliyahu Hakim moved to Mandatory Palestine with his family when he was seven. He grew up in the port city of Haifa. As a teenager, he joined Lehi, but then volunteered for the British Army during World War II. Posted to Cairo, Hakim deserted in order to continue his anti-British activities on behalf of Lehi. He gained a reputation as a daring fighter who participated in many brazen attacks, including the failed assassination attempt against Harold MacMichael, the British High Commissioner for Palestine, in 1944. On November 6, 1944, Hakim and Eliyahu Bet-Zuri killed Lord Moyne in Cairo. Hakim and Bet-Zuri were caught immediately and put on trial before a military court. They were convicted and sentenced to death. Both were hanged in Cairo on 22 March 1945, singing Hatikvah, the Zionist anthem, on the gallows. Hakim and Bet-Zuri's remains were brought to Israel in 1975 and reburied on Mount Herzl with full military honors. (Wikipedia)


Halbats family

Photographs of the Land of Israel, taken by the Austrian photographer, Leo Kann, during his only visit to Israel in 1912. The collection also contains photographs of the Jordanian archeological sites, Petra and Jaresh, taken by Joshua and Isaiah Halbats. The collection was contributed by Tamar and Michal Halbats, Isaiah’s daughters.


Hass Josef

Josef Haas donated his collection of photographs and documents recording his service in Hagana and in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a military officer.


Havion Hanania

The Hanania Havion Collection includes photographs describing the activity of Palmach units such as the Negev Animals (Hayot ha-Negev) and the Negev Brigade during the War of Independence. The collection was donated by Mr. Hanania Havion.


Hirshler Zvi

Honen Arie - Haifa from mandate to state

Ilani Tovia - Zionist soldier

Tovia Ilani was born in Poland in 1919.

In 1942 he immigrated with his mother to Israel.


Inbar Moshe - Haifa and mount Carmel

 The collection of the geographer Prof. Moshe Inbar includes photographs of Haifa and Mount Carmel from the 1980s, the 1990s, and the beginning of the 21th century. The photographs document climatic and geomorphological phenomena, such as rivers, flooding, hydrometric stations in the Carmel rivers, and snow on Mount Carmel. Among the documented rivers are The Kishon River, Oren River, Galim River, Nesher River, Ahuza River and Sfunim River.


Jewish Yemenite Immigration

A documentation of the immigration of 4,000 Yemenite Jews during the years 1943-1944. The immigrants were held in transit camps, where a doctor and three nurses sent from Israel, along with a British crew, helped improve the harsh conditions in the camps. The photographs and documents in the collection document the daily lives of the immigrants in the camps. The photographs were taken by Dr. Shlomo Yefet, who was born in Aden, Yemen, and immigrated to Israel in 1944. He returned to Yemen as a Joint member to help bring immigrants to Israel.


Junes Ephraim Wilhelm

The collection, contributed by Ruti Manor, Junes’s daughter, contains photographs of the Palestine Potash Company in Sodom, as well as photographs of Jerusalem, where Junes has lived and worked after the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Ephraim (Wilhelm) Junes was born in 1906 in Cologne, Germany, and immigrated to Israel on October 1924. Junes, an electrician, has worked in the Company since its opening in 1934 until its closing in 1948.


Kalisker Eli- Youth in Haifa and model planes

Born in 1934 in Haifa . Studied at the Alliance and the reali high school and was a member of scouts . Since 1947 member of the Haifa airport Clov .He studied at the Israeli  Air Force's Technical School  and served in the Air Force.


Kann Leo – Palestine in Pictures


The collection was contributed by Ms. Shoshana Olstein, daughter of Rebecca and Nathaniel Krnieli. The collection includes family photographs, photographs of the Jezreel Valley and the Israeli coastal plain from 1931, and postcards depicting Jewish and biblical motifs.


Kesselman Jacob

Khalfon - Images from Akko

Kibbutz Gonen

Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk

The collection documents the development of Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk: the founding of the kibbutz in Bat-Galim, Haifa, in 1933; the transition period in Kiryat Haim; and its process of becoming an established kibbutz in its current location south of Acre, since 1940. The archive represents both the development of the kibbutz, as well as the life in the kibbutz (including industry, agriculture, the Laundromat and the dining room).


Kibbutz Revadim

Kibbutz Yagur

Photographs of Kibbutz Yagur from its founding in 1922 to the late 1960’s. The photographs document the landscape and development of the kibbutz (in agriculture, industry, construction and education), as well as kibbutz members. Part of the collection is dedicated to Operation Agatha (Black Shabbat) in 1946.


Kimchi Hadar

A documentation of Brigadier General Hadar Kimchi during his service in the navy as commander of The Submarine Flotilla and commander of The Missile Boats Flotilla. The collection contains photographs of: five missile boats that were smuggled from the French port of Cherbourg; Israeli senior officers, politicians and diplomats; and the construction of the Port of Ashdod during Kimchi’s management.


Kinneret (Moshava)

A collection of family photographs of Kinneret’s first settlers. The photographs of family members and their friends, the landscapes of Kinneret, and the settlers’ work and efforts, were taken between the end of the 19th century and the 1980’s.


Kiriat Motzkin's Museum and Archive

Klotz Miriam & Leib Collection

Leib Klotzs immigrated to Israel from Lithuania in 1926. The collection of 300 pieces contains photographs from traveling with the geographer Ze’ev Vilnay in the 1920’s; postcards of Jewish culture; and photographs of leading personalities, Zionists, and Jewish authors and poets.


Kroch-Oren collection –Battalion 22, Carmeli Brigade

In 1941 Gideon Kroch joined the British navy and served in the Port of Alexandria in Egypt. In 1947 he joined the Haganah. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War he joined Battalion 22 of the Carmeli Brigade. The collection documents the soldiers of the Battalion during trainings and operations in kibbutz Sha’ar HaGolan, Muqeible village, the Bedouin town Tuba-Zangariyye, the Negev, Masada, and more.

Other than his military activity, Kroch took part in the beginning of the Israeli industry: he worked in the Shfeya Quarry and steel factory in Acre, and took part in the building of the sugar factory in Afula in 1955.

The collection also contains photograph of the Land of Israel taken by Margot Doitch, mother of Mira Kroch, prior to her immigration to Israel in 1933.


Lancet Shifra & Ginsburg Yitzchak Collection

A collection of postcards, mostly from the beginning of the 20th century, sent to Zehava and Moshe Ginsburg from different places in Israel and the world. The collection, contributed by Ms. Shifra Lancet, also includes documents such as telegrams, letters and a driver’s license.


Laub Sara Collection

A documentation of Sara and Abraham Laub’s journey from Poland to Israel during the Second World War, with the children of Hashomer Hatzair movement. The collection contains photographs of Probuźna (Galicia), Opole (Poland), children’s homes in Russia, refugee camps, and actions of Hashomer Hatzair members in Chelyabinsk Oblast for saving children during the war.


Lazarovitch Family Album

During the 1936–1939 Great Arab Revolt, the Yusuf Abu Dora Arab gang raided the British detainment camp in Atlit with the intention to release the prisoners held there. During the attack, the gang broke into the house of the Jewish officer Moshe Lazarovitch and kidnapped the family: the parents – Moshe and Bruria, their children – Rachel, 12, Yifrach, 8 and Chagay, 2, and Eliyahu Kirzner, Bruria’s brother. Three days later the children were released at the gates of Kibbutz Mishmar Ha-Emek. The faith of the parents and uncle remained unknown until 1963, when investigator Shlomo Ben Elkana found their remains, and they were brought to burial.


Levi Shabtai Collection - Missile Flotilla

Lichthoise Abraham Collection - Haifa & Latron

Margalit Atniel Collection - Bagdad & Damascus

Atniel Margalit was recruited to the British army in 1930’s. He was a sergeant in Orde Wingate’s Special Night Squads.


Melamed Yair

Meyer Andreas Collection - Nahariya, Galilee site & view

Meyer Justus - Galilee Sites & Views

The Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, Israel, was founded prior to World War I. It was then decided that all exact sciences would be taught in German. The decision prompted a grave dispute, especially in Haifa. An assembly protesting against this decision was held in November 1913, in which the dispute was resolved by ordering the immediate foundation of a Hebrew Reali School.


Moller Rachel and Jonathan

Collection of Rachel and Jonathan Moller documents remarkable events of Moller’s family members’ lives, the family of rich industrialists from Checkia, who immigrated to the Land of Israel by the thirties of the twentieth century. In the years following, Moller family contributed greatly to the development of the national industry. The family’s head Erich Moller was the founder of the textile factory “Ata”, which served as the basis for growing of the Jewish settlement Kiryat Ata, and also of the “Moller Textile” company in Nahariya. In addition to the visual documenting of the development of national industry, there is a large portion of photographs showing Mollers’ family members visiting the Land of Israel before their actual immigration.


Oil Refineries Ltd. Haifa

Porat Elinor Collection - Kibbutz Beit Hashita

The photographs, taken by Elinor Porat, document the history of Kibbutz Beit Hashita and Harod Valley, at the end of the 1930’s. Elinor has been the photographer of the kibbutz of many years, and the collection was contributed by her daughter, Nurit Moran Sarig.


Prism Joseph Collection of Nahariyya & Western Galilee

Joseph Prism immigrated to Israel from Germany and lived in Nahariyya. The collection documents the Nahariyya flotilla and Prism’s activity in Israel in the years 1940’s-1950’s.


Rabino Family

Segre Ada Collection

Sharfman Ori Collection - Yavniel

Daily life in the Yavniel colony (Beit Gan) since its founding in 1904, to the early 21st century.


Sharon Malka collection - The memorial ceremony for fallen INS Eilat, Haifa port, 1967

 The ceremony was held at the Haifa port in memory and honor of the for fallen INS Eilat, who returned to Israel, mediated by the United Nations, on 01/11/1967.

INS Eilat, or in its original name, HMS Zealous (R39), was a Z-class destroyer designed by the Royal Navy in the 1940’s. After being used by the British Navy during World War II, it was bought by the Israeli Navy in 1955 during Operation Kadesh.

INS Eilat was sunk on 21 October 1967 in international waters off Port Said in the Sinai by two Styx missiles launched by Egyptian missile boats. Out of the crew of 199 people, 47 died, and 91 soldiers were injured.


Steklov Zvi (Zvingi) collection

The Hebrew Reali School in Haifa

The Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, Israel, was founded prior to World War I. It was then decided that all exact sciences would be taught in German. The decision prompted a grave dispute, especially in Haifa. An assembly protesting against this decision was held in November 1913, in which the dispute was resolved by ordering the immediate foundation of a Hebrew Reali School.


The Israeli Labor Movement – Histadrut - Haifa Region

 Haifa New Workers Council- From the twenties to the millenium


Thon & Offenbach Collection

The collection was contributed by Ms. Lia Thon Offenbach, whose grandfather was depute of the Zionist leader, Arthur Ruppin. In the collection: family photographs; photographs from Iraq, Egypt and Jordan in the years 1930’s-1960’s; photographs of youth movements in Jerusalem; the Palmach-Harel brigade during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War; and president Chaim Weizmann.


Vaiman Israela Collection

Wingate Orde Charles Collection

Witzrieber Reuven - The 21st Battalion and the Yehiam Convoy collection

Yuval Ami collection

Zaid Alexander & Zipora Collection

Alexander Zaïd (1886 − 10 July 1938) was one of the founders of the Jewish defense organizationsBar Giora and Hashomer, and a prominent figure of the Second Aliyah.


Zaitoni Benjamin- "Lohamei Herut Israel"

Benjamin Zaitoni, born 1925, belongs to a family that has put down roots in Israel over 800 years ago.