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Sign: Holon - Heritage Sites in Israel - David Leibowitz House


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Eliyahu Krauze St 34, Holon, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר חולון
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל החברה הממשלתית לתיירות
לוגו "עושים מהפכה בתיירות"

בית דוד ליבוביץ
בבית ברחוב אליהו קראוזה מס’ 34 התגורר דוד ליבוביץ (1904-1969) ממציא מרגמת ’הדוידקה’, ששימשה את כוחותינו כארטילריה כבדה במהלך מלחמת העצמאות.
דוד ליבוביץ, בוגר בי"ס טכני בברה"מ, עלה ארצה בשנת 1927 והיה מורה ומנהל טכני בבית הספר החקלאי ’מקוה ישראל’, הסמוך לעיר חולון. דוד ליבוביץ התגייס ל"הגנה" והיה לאחד מעמודי התווך של התעשייה הצבאית (תע"ש).
בשנת 1973, לאחר מותו, הוענק לו פרס ביטחון ישראל.
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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 house that is currently in this place and where the sign is located was photographed that day Click for a larger image

There is a monument in Jerusalem commemorating the Davidka mortar Click for sign's details

The place where the Davidka was designed, and more details about the inventor, can be found on the next page from the workshop at Mikve Israel where it was developed and manufactured Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Holon city emblem
The emblem of the Ministry of Culture and Sport
The emblem of the Government Tourism Company
"Tourism Revolution Logo"

David Leibowitz House
In the house at 34 Eliyahu Krause Street lived David Leibowitz (1904-1969), a mortar inventor, the Davidka, who served our forces as heavy artillery during the War of Independence.
David Leibowitz, a graduate of a technical school in the USSR, immigrated to Israel in 1927 and was a teacher and technical director at the Mikve Israel agricultural school, near the city of Holon. David Leibowitz enlisted in the Haganah and became one of the pillars of the military industry.
In 1973, after his death, he was awarded the Israel Defense Prize.



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