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Sign: Givatayim - Heritage Sites in Israel - Aldema hiding place and Beth Aldema

Akhdut ha-Avoda St 9, Giv’atayim, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל המועצה לישראל יפה
סמל ההגנה
סמל העיר גבעתיים

"סליק" אלדמע
מחסן הנשק המרכזי הראשון של ה"הגנה" בארץ ישראל. נחפר מתחת לצריפו של אברהם אלדמע לאחר בניית הבתים הראשונים בשכונת בורוכוב, בשנת 1923.

בית אלדמע
שימש מרכז תרבות של שכונת בורוכוב.
בחצר הבית הוקמו במה ו-900 מקומות ישיבה.
כאן נערכו הצגות "הבימה", "האוהל" ו"המטאטא", הצגות קולנוע וארועים אחרים.
בית אלדמע שימש גם מרכז ה"הגנה" ובו הושבעו חברי ההגנה בגוש דן.
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The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The following picture taken that day shows the dovecote of the pigeons, which was used as a camouflage for the ventilation tube of the slick (hiding place) below Click for a larger image

Above the "Slick" is its description Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

The site also appears on the Rishonim route of the Borochov neighborhood Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The emblem of the Council for a Beautiful Israel
"HaHagana" symbol
The emblem of the city of Givatayim

"Slick" Aledma
The first central defense warehouse of the Haganah in Israel. Excavated under Avraham Aldema’s hut after the first houses were built in the Borochov neighborhood in 1923.

Beit Aledma
Served as a cultural center of the Borochov neighborhood.
900 seats were erected in the courtyard of the house.
Here "Habima", "HaOhel" and "HaMatate" shows, cinema and other events were held.
Beit Aldema also served as the Haganah Center, where the Haganah members were sworn in Gush Dan.

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