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    Habonim History

    updated April 2006

    To see and hear some first-hand reports of Zimbabwe Habonim's early history click on the links below :

    1. The first interview is with Nick Alhadeff who was active in the movement in the 1930s before the 2nd World War.  You will need Windows Media Player and a fast internet connection to view.

    Clip One - Habonim's early days in what was then Salisbury   (39 mb   MPG file)

    Clip Two - What was Habonim about in those days.... (47 mb  MPG file)

    2. Mervyn Lasovsky - Bakoach of Habonim in the late 1940s talks about how the youngsters decided to take control of the movement after the 2nd World War.

    Clip three - for fast Internet connection (2.7 mb   WMV file)

    3. Combined interview of Mervyn Lasovsky and Gaby Haimovitz. 

    Gaby followed Mervyn as Bakoach in the late 1940s early 1950s.

    Clip four - for slow Internet connection (1.8 mb   WMV file)

    4. Gaby Haimovitz's interview 

    Clip five - for fast Internet (10.4 mb   WMV file)


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