Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
A private collection consisting of medals, certificates and awards from the days of the Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate, the Anzac period and into the era of the modern State of Israel is on display in the Araane Library at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The exhibit Official Awards and Orders in Eretz Israel features objects with drastically different histories. What they all have in common, however, is that each was awarded for an act that involved the state of Israel.
The collection belongs to Shaul Ladany, a Ben Gurion University professor of Industrial Engineering. Ladany, a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II, says his collection began with a medal he was awarded in 1954 for marksmanship.
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