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Sign: Jerusalem - "The Giraffe" - an outdoor statue of Avraham Yachin

Ramban St 25, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל פינה בשכונה
סמל מיתוג של עיריית ירושלים
סמל "עדן" החברה לפיתוח מרכז ירושלים
סמל תעשו מקום


פסל הג’ירפה
רמב"ן 25 (על גג הקיוסק)

פסל הג’ירפה נעשה על ידי האמן הירושלמי אברהם יכין בשנת 1959 לכבוד חותנו ההולנדי, חסיד אומות העולם Jan Van Hulst שהציל במו ידיו עשרות יהודים.
יאן ואן הולסט היה כה גבוה, במיוחד בעיניה של אשתו, פולה הורוויץ, ושלושת בנותיהן, שקיבל מהן את שם החיבה "ג’ירפה".
כדי להדגיש את גובהו הגופני והרוחני של חותנו, העמיד אברהם יכין את הפסל על גג הקיוסק ברחוב רמב"ן שהיה שייך לאחיו עזרא יכין.

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The statue is also mentioned on a sign of heritage sites in Israel located next to this sign Click for sign's details

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Additional signs as part of the "corner in the neighborhood": Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
A corner in the neighborhood symbol
Branding symbol of the Jerusalem Municipality
"Eden" symbol of the Jerusalem Development Company
Icon Make a place


The Giraffe Statue
Ramban 25 (on the roof of the kiosk)

The giraffe sculpture was made by the Jerusalem artist Avraham Yachin in 1959 in honor of his Dutch father-in-law, Righteous Among the Nations Jan Van Hulst, who saved dozens of Jews with his own hands.
Jan van Holst was so tall, especially in the eyes of his wife, Paula Horowitz, and their three daughters, that he got the nickname "Giraffe" from them.
To emphasize the physical and spiritual height of his father-in-law, Avraham Yachin placed the statue on the roof of the kiosk on Ramban Street that belonged to his brother Ezra Yachin.

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This project was initiated by the residents of the neighborhood and aims to tell neighborhood stories from a local perspective. The stories do not purport to present historical truth.

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