A - Z collection list
Aerial Photos of Israel 1917-1919
Atniel Collection - Bagdad & Damascus
Ayanot (agricultural school) Collection
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 Collection
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.
Beginning of the British Rule in the Land of Israel, 1917-1918
Ben-Dov Giora - Port of Haifa Construction – British documentation
Ben-Gurion Arie Collection
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 Collection
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 Collection
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
Bremer Kurt Collection - 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) Collection
Carmeli Brigade - 21st, 22nd and 23rd Squadrons
Cassuto Moshe David Collection
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 Collection
presents photos from gafir service and work in The Solel-Boneh"
Eshet Mula Collection - photographer
Even-Ezra Yochanan Collection
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.
Forchheimer-Firan Family Collection
Gichon Zalman Collection: 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.
Hadassah Medical Center
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 collection
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 Collection
Havion Hanania Collection
Hirshler Zvi collection
Ilani Tovia - Zionist soldier
Tovia Ilani was born in Poland in 1919.
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 Collection
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.
Kann Leo Collection – 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 Collection
Khalfon Family Collection - Images from Akko
Kibbutz Gonen Archive
Kibbutz Kfar Masaryk Archive
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 Collection
Kibbutz Yagur Archive
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 Collection
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) Collection
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.
Meyer Andreas Collection - Nahariya
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.
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
Segre Ada Collection
Sharfman Ori Collection - Yavniel
Steklov Zvi (Zvingi) collection
The Hebrew Reali School in Haifa – Archive
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.