The Film's Characters
Ziona Rabau (born Katinsky and Shartok),1907-1995
(Mother of Yael for whom the Shiva is been held)
Born to Biluyim Family in the Arabic village Eein Sinya
(near Ramalla), Grew up in Tel Aviv to her Parents Tova
and Baruch who were among the founders of Tel Aviv.
Ziona Graduated from the Herzeliya High School, was a member of the organization
for the Defense of the Hebrew Language, and was a member of the Hagana Underground.
She studied at Queens College London and got her BSC degree in Chemistry and Nutrition.(Actually
she wished to learn Music but was convinced by her cousin Moshe Sharet (2ed Prime
Minister of Israel) that a profession that will serve Zionism is more important).
Back in Israel she was a teacher in Nahalal Women's Agricultural School and in Tel
ľAviv. Later she became Consultant for the Kibbutzim and the IDF in: Kitchens Managements
and Nutrition. Ziona married Prof. Rabau in 1936.
She wrote and published the books:" In Tel Aviv of the Sand Dunes" "Back
to Tel Aviv"
"I am a Tel -Avivian" . Mother of 3 :
Nurit, Yael and Micha, Grandmother of 7, and Great grandmother
Prof. Erwin Rabau 1899-1983 (Yael's father)
Born in Berlin, Graduated from the Humanistic Gymnasium, served
in an artillery division in the west front in WWI. Studied
Medicine in Berlin and Heidelberg, He was a member of
the Zionist Youth Movement Blue and White. He joined the Moabit Hospital in Berlin
in 1924 and became a senior gynecologist by 1933 when he flue away to Israel from
the Nazis. In Tel Aviv he was among the founders of Modern Medicine, and head of
the Gynecologist and obstetrics department in the newly built modern
hospitals of Asuta, Beilinson, Hayrkon, and Shiba. He delivered over
20.000 kids. He was one of the pioneers in the research and developed as well as
later applied treatment of sterility in women. (This was his answer to Hitler).
Was decorated as Dignitary Citizen of Tel Aviv.
Married Ziona, 1936 had three children Nurit, Yael and
Micha and 7 grandchildren
(See Biography of the Director)
Independent Producer director
2 Children Dan and Tami
Married to Abraham Katzir, Prof of Physics Tel Aviv University
Nurit Kennan Kedar
Older Sister of Yael Katzir
Prof of Art History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts Tel Aviv University.
2 sons Hagi Baruch and Jonathan ľOr
Married to Benjamin Kedar, Prof of History at the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem
Younger Brother of Yael Katzir
Prof of General Surgery and Proctology, Yiclov Hospital and Medical center, Tel
3 Children: Michal, Oded. Anat
Married to Dr Ilana Friedman, Gynecologist, Shiba Hospital
Zefira Baruch ľOgen
Aunt of Yael Katzir The Younger sister of her Mother Ziona
Dr of Hebrew Literature, Psychologist, Musician, writer.
1 daughter : Naomi.