Nir Galim

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Nir Galim
נִיר גַּלִּים
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Nir Galim is located in Central 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 Jewish Holocaust survivors
Population (2016)[1] 1,409

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 2016 it had a population of 1,409.[1]


The moshav was established in 1949, on land which had belonged to the Palestinian village of Arab Suqrir, which was depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2][3]

It 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.[4]

The Testimony House for the Heritage of the Holocaust was established on the moshav in 2009.[5]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 80. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxii, settlement #130. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6. 
  4. ^ Lucette Matalon Lagnado and Sheila Cohn Dekel (1992) Children of the Flames Penguin Books
  5. ^ Bnei Akiva celebrates museum's recognition of its pre-state work in UK The Jerusalem Post
  6. ^ Brown, Elicia (17 December 2013). "The Sound and the Fury". The New York Jewish Week. Retrieved 17 June 2018.