The house was photographed that day Click for a larger image
This sign seems to be a private initiative of Haim Gamliels family. But we chose to put it on the site, given that it is in the public domain, and its presence is hard to ignore. Translation of the text on the sign
: Beit Gamliel
Haim Gamliel, born in Sanaa and a resident of Almera in Eritrea, made a living in the goldsmithing business, in 1935 he allowed the immigration of his father Shalom, his mother Shoshana, his brothers and sisters, and financed the purchase of this plot of land on which the family built their hut.
Between 1945 and 1946, Haim Gamliel assisted in the escape of Irgun and Lehi members who were exiled to the Sembel detention camp near Asmara.
He hid the fugitives in his house, located more hiding places, provided them with food, maps and compasses, forged certificates and other equipment, arranged transportation arrangements for the continued escapes and enabled the connection between the camp and the outside world.
After the great escape in December 1946, Haim was arrested and sentenced to prison. His wife Hannah, his loyal partner in his underground activities, led the family throughout his imprisonment.
After his release, the family immigrated to Israel in 1949, building the house where she lived until Haims death in 1994.
For his work, Haim Gamliel was honored by the state, which awarded him the "Medal of Prisoners of the Mandate", the "Badge of the National Military Organization of the Irgun" and the "Ale - Medal of State Fighters".