Saturday, May 4, 2013

Zamenhof Clinic: Large Zamenhof "Object" Under Demolition

When I arrived in Israel, April 2013, I already knew that  Zamenhof Clinic, was under demolition. The wikipedia article appear in Hebrew. Over 50 apartments will replace it, one costing over 10,000,000 dollars.

Inter la plej grandaj Zeoj en la mondo jam estas duon-detruata. Anstatau' Kliniko Zamenhof , Telavivo, komencos aperi 50 apartamentoj. La tegmenta apartamento kostos pli ol 10,000,000 usonaj dolaroj. Domagxe.מרפאת_זמנהוף

There is another building  a block away on Zamenhof Street for health purposes. Pharmacy Zamenhof, maybe.

A similar report in the Jerusalem Post mentions Esperanto.

Here is good reason for a hospital to bear  the name Zamenhof:

Language and medicine in the Zamenhof family.

By means of Google Maps I took the following pictures. (I visited in April 2013 and it was already mostely destroyed).


Department of Pathology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Memorial Bialystok Oncology Center, Ogrodowa, Poland.
AMHA - Acta Medico-Historica Adriatica 01/2010; 8(2):287-92. pp.287-92
Source: PubMed
ABSTRACT The Zamenhof family is famous for Dr Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859-1917), who created the artificial language Esperanto and who initiated a social movement for peace and against any sort of discrimination. Ludwik was an ophthalmologist. Adam, Leon, Alexander, and Julian Zamenhof were medical doctors and noted surgeons, while Sophia Zamenhof was a paediatrician. Ludwik Zamenhof often referred to the biblical story of the Tower of Babel, in which diversity of languages was the punishment for builders who were arrogant and uncaring. With the help of Esperanto, the Zamenhofs metaphorically wanted to overcome the curse of Babel and restore the sense of human unity.

There may be a seperate Pharmacy Zamenhof that is still standing untouched at 42 Zamenhof Street. בּית מרקחת זמנהוף תל אביב There were definitely two seperate building on Zamenhof Street in Tel Aviv linked to the same health care system: Kupat Holim Clallit.

Finally, sadly, photos of half-destroyed, Zamenhof Clinic, April 2013.

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