On the corner of Ehad-Ha’am 89 and Hahashmonai’im Street,you will find a ‘damaged’ Bauhaus-building, designed in 1933 by Joseph Berlin. On the second floor, the famous poet Shaul Tchernichovsky rented in 1937 a tiny room in the building…the local grocery on the opposite corner of the street ‘grumbled about giving him always credit’.
Shaul Tchernichovsky was born on August the 20th, 1875 in Mikhaelovka, a village in the Ukraine. He published his first poems in Odessa in 1890. In 1931, he immigrated to Palestine. Besides being a poet, Tchernichovsky was known as an excellent translator and he served as a doctor at the famous Gymnasium Herzliya. Shaul died on October the 14th, 1943 and was buried alongside his friends at the Trumpeldor cemetery (Trumpeldor Street no.9)
The house on Ehad Ha’am needs a restoration ‘badly’!