The Eucalyptus Trail is a trail of 16 historic sites in the heart of the city of Hadera. In addition to the signs placed at the points of the route, an illustration marking the route is stamped on the ground, as can be seen in the following sign Click for sign's details
The house was photographed that day Click for a larger image
In the following image, a part of the sign is enlarged Click for a larger image
Note: The QR code leading to the website listed on the sign - www.maslule.co.il - is not active Translation of the text on the sign
Nissan Rotman at the Kotler House after the riots. Right, the piano Beit Kotler
The Kotler family home - members of the Vilna Association - one of the first houses in Hadera. The house was built by the family in 1896 as one of the workers’ houses in the colony. During this period, the Turkish authorities did not approve the construction of houses but only barns. With the help of the "bribe" given to the Turkish soldiers who guarded the residents, the soldiers ignored the fact that houses were built and not barns.
("Hadera 110 years", published by the Khan Museum)
In 1911, the house was used as a shared residence by members of the Hashomer Association, who "occupied" Hebrew guarding in Hadera. In 1921 (the events of 1921) while living in the house of Nissan and Tova Rotman and their infant son, Arab rioters from the tribes of Demira, a-Nafiaat and Tulkarm came to Hadera.
The Kotler House and the Feinberg House, which were the southernmost houses in the colony, were the first to be exposed to a violent attack, which concerned the claim of the lands lawfully purchased by the residents of Hadera. It was on the afternoon of May 6, 1921, that the rioters infiltrated the colony and began advancing from the south, up HaGiborim Street. The attack was in fact a riot of thousands of rioters, men, women and children, who burned, looted and vandalized property in homes and loaded loot on cattle and camels.
The rioters reached the heart of the colony, near the intersection of HaGiborim and Herbert Samuel Streets. A British aid plane dropped bombs on the rioters who fled east as the defenders of the settlement chased them. Hadera emerged from the attack unscathed and proved that the Jewish settlers were able to take up arms and defend themselves.
It is said that an Arab officer was found playing for pleasure on Nissan Rotman’s piano at the Kotler House while his friends fled for their lives.
(Collection for the Study of Hadera and the Colony, published by the Khan Museum)
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The emblem of the city of Hadera
Symbol of the Dre Development Fund
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
Project management - Hadera Development Fund
Historical Materials - The Khan Museum of Hadera History Eucalyptus route
Historic sites route in the heart of Hadera
1. The Founders’ Garden, the agricultural farm / 2. Beit Ezra / 3. Beit HaMoshava / 4. The Market / 5. The Old Synagogue / 6. Beit Smolnik / 7. Beit Nakhumovsky / Milner / 8. Beit Kelz / 9. The Kiosk / 10. Ehad Ha’am School / 11. Beit Ram / 12. Kotler House / 13. Feinberg House / 14. Water Tower / 15. The Khan Museum / 16. The Great Synagogue