Picture from the open exhibition at the Abraham Garden, an exhibition commemorating the history of the city of Ramat Gan.
The exhibition is located on the wall of the amphitheater, in the Abraham Garden.
In the next photo taken that day, the exhibit is displayed and topped by Shlomo Katzs Sgraffito Click for a larger image
The Abraham Garden appears in appears in other signs Click for sign's details
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, Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol Garden of Victory
From Mount Abraham through the Garden of Victory to the Garden of Abraham
At the beginning of the last century, years before the "Garden City" was established, there was a grove here. A field of pasture for the herds of the environment that came from Jumusin (Givat Amal) and Bedouin sheep herds that passed across the Yarkon. The place is called - Jabel El Ibrahim, or in the name of Mount Abraham.
In 1936, the grove was expanded and in 1940 it was renamed "The Garden of Victory
". Some claim that the roots of the name stemmed from the belief in our peoples victory over Israels enemies.
One thing is undeniable; On May 10, 1945, a day after the victory of the Allies and the surrender of Nazi Germany, an ample ceremony was held at the amphitheater to which the residents of Ramat Gan flocked to celebrate and mark the liberation day of Europe and the defeat that led to the end of the war; The most tragic, cruel and greatest mankind has ever known. Garden of Victory.
In 1946, three important events were celebrated in the garden: the name of the garden was converted from the Victory Garden to Abraham Garden in honor of Krinitzis 60th birthday. Ramat Gan celebrated half a jubilee for its founding, and from the United States came especially Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, a multifaceted statesman who did much for the establishment of the state and became the first citizen of honor of Ramat-Gan.
Whatever we call the place - Mount Abraham, the Garden of Abraham, or the Garden of Victory, one thing is certain: you are in the highest place in Ramat Gan, 64 meters above sea level, of which every meter of it is will, victory and memory.
Right: Issue Cover, Yedioth Ahronoth, dated 8.5.1945 - the day Churchill declared the Allied victory.
Below: Avraham Krinitzi, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver (center picture) and guests at the Avraham Garden, 1946 Photographer: Photo Abraham