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 Katz’s Sgraffito Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol By the power of action
In 1926, Avraham Krinitzi was elected first president of the council, then head of the council and also mayor, 43 of continuous public activity that was cut short with his tragic death in a car accident in 1969, together with his son-in-law Yeshayahu Shmuelevich and his late driver Baruch Azzani.
Avraham Krinitzi was a devout liberal, admired by all political currents, a man of Ben-Gurions trustee, a council leader who enabled and gave freedom of action to the Irgun and Lehi members who operated in the city with his demonstrated support. In 1947 he was arrested by the British and sent to the Latrun Detention Camp.
Krinitzi nurtured and developed Ramat Gan from a tiny settlement inhabited by 400 people, to the fourth largest city in Israel. "We will clothe you with whole concrete and cement - and we will spread out garden carpets for you ...
" wrote Natan Alterman and Krinitzi applied halacha in practice. That was the motto. He turned Ramat Gan into an industrial city (Tene Noga, Elite, Assis, Avnel, ZD ...), a city of entertainment and cafes, a city that became the "production line" of public parks, more parks than in any other city In the country.
The idiom that Krinitzi used to say sums up his whole doctrine: "every tree is worth a child
Two living enterprises made Krinitzi the "man of the nation": the establishment of the national stadium where the Israeli team played for decades and the establishment of the national park. With his own hands. Gold hands.
In his will, Avraham Krinitzi bequeathed his house at 64 Krinitzi Street (then Yahalam Street) to the city.
At his request he was buried in the national park.
2019. 50 years to his death. Of blessed memory.
- Congratulations I won -
That I was privileged to see the seedlings I planted and here they are big, strong and branching trees, and give shade to thousands of people, mothers and wonderful children of Israel, chirping among them like these birds.
That I was privileged to see a Hebrew arms industry: bullets, bullets for tens of thousands come out polished. Young men and women from Israel examine them with love and pack them carefully and openly - and Hebrew hands from all ethnicities and all levels under the Hebrew flag do all this.
I was privileged to see - I, one of the boys of the Hebrew army dreamer, Michael Halperin, see the young men of Israel marching in the streets and roads under the Israeli army flag, with them vehicles and armor and cannons, and Hebrew bombers from above as spread flags of honor.
That I was privileged to arrive from that day, when I was tossed from an Arab boat to a Russian consulate in Jaffa and fled from there, to see the horse of the Turkish government and the collapse of British rule over its forts, army, commissioners, policemen and detectives, prisons and detainees camps. In Ramat Gan, in the liberated part of Palestine.
That I have won the Free State of Israel to continue and conduct my public war for the freedom of the citizen, his initiative and his work for the benefit of the people;
And last but not least, I was privileged to see a blessing in what I did for my garden, for Ramat Gani ... "
Top right to left: a visit to Krinitzi and Kivshani in Gan Yehuda, photo ipla.
The title of Avraham Krinitzis book "y the power of action", printed in Givatayim Pilee Printing, 1965
Mayors tour of the streets of Ramat Gan, June 3, 1964, unknown photographer
The title of Avraham Krinitzis book "By My Hand" given as a gift to the children of Ramat Gan, Masada Publishing
The mayor plants a tree in one of the city gardens, 1940, Photographer: Rosenblatt
Left: King Davids Garden, illustration from the book "By My Own"
Ramat Gan City House