Nir Galim

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Nir Galim
נִיר גַּלִּים
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Nir Galim is located in Israel
Nir Galim
Nir Galim
Coordinates: 31°49′28.91″N 34°40′59.88″E / 31.8246972°N 34.6833000°E / 31.8246972; 34.6833000Coordinates: 31°49′28.91″N 34°40′59.88″E / 31.8246972°N 34.6833000°E / 31.8246972; 34.6833000
District Central
Council Hevel Yavne
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1949
Founded by Hungarian Holocaust survivors
Population (2015)[1] 1,395

Nir Galim (Hebrew: נִיר גַּלִּים‎, lit. Waves Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in south-central Israel, adjacent to the city of Ashdod. Located in the southern coastal plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Yavne Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,395.7

History[edit]

The village was established in 1949, and was initially called Nir VeGal (Hebrew: ניר וגל‎‎, lit. Meadow and Wave). The founders were Holocaust survivors from Hungary and Central Europe, including set of twins who survived Josef Mengele's experiments.[2]

The Testimony House for the Heritage of the Holocaust was established on the moshav in 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Lucette Matalon Lagnado and Sheila Cohn Dekel (1992) Children of the Flames Penguin Books
  3. ^ Bnei Akiva celebrates museum's recognition of its pre-state work in UK The Jerusalem Post