Gallery: Flying the flag high

Preparations in full swing at Kalman Berman flag factory in J'lem for Remembrance Day, Independence Day.

April 23, 2012 14:24
Preparing flags at the Kalman Berman flag factory

Kalman Berman flag factory 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Workers at the Kalman Berman Flags factory have been busy recently preparing flags for upcoming Remembrance Day and Independence Day ceremonies and celebrations.

The flag factory in Jerusalem, which has been operating since 1944, has seen three generations of the family in its management: Kalman Berman and his wife Halla; their children Ruthi and Yitzhak, Hadassa's late husband; and Hadassa's son Kalman, who made headlines in 1971 as one of the babies in the first set of quintuplets born in Israel.

The small factory, situated in Jerusalem's Givat Shaul neighborhood and previously on Heleni Hamalka Street, has been part of Israel's history since before the state was established.

Shelly Paz contributed to this report

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