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Sign: Kfar Haim - Heritage Sites in Israel - Zosia Garden


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68, Kfar Haim, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל מושב כפר חיים

גן זוסיה
גן זוסיה ניטע בט"ו בשבט ת"ש (1940) לזכרו של השומר זוסיה שחורי.
זוסיה, ממפקדי "ההגנה", ליווה ואימן את ראשוני המתיישבים בעמק חפר. הוא נהרג בי"ט בתמוז תרצ"ח (18.7.1938) בתאונת דרכים, ליד קיבוץ מעברות. במכוניתו היה נשק חבוי שנועד למגיני עמק חפר.
חברי המושב החליטו להנציח את זכרו בגן הזה, שתוכנן על ידי אדריכל הנוף אברהם קרוון. בגן נשתלו, בין השאר, עצים מיוחדים כגון: אקליפטוס לימוני וברוש גדול הפירות.
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The sign shape is rectangle 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 garden and the sign in front of it were photographed that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Emblem of Moshav Kfar Haim

Zosia Garden
Zosia Garden was planted on Tu B’Shvat 1940 in memory of Hashomer Zusia Shchori.
Zosia, one of the commanders of the Haganah, accompanied and trained the first settlers in the Hefer Valley. He was killed on July 18, 1938, in a car accident, near Kibbutz Maabarot. In his car was a hidden weapon intended for the defenders of the Hefer Valley.
The members of the moshav decided to commemorate his memory in this garden, designed by landscape architect Avraham Karavan. In the garden, among other things, special trees were planted, such as the lemon eucalyptus (lemon-scented gum) and Monterey cypress.




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