Carmel Newsreel II-100, July 17, 1952

Passing of Eliezer Kaplan

2 Minutes, 1952
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

First Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Eliezer Kaplan has passed away. Archival footage of Eliezer Kaplan signing papers in his capacity as the Finance Minister. A special plane brings his body to Israel from the sanatorium where he passed in Genoa, Italy. Kaplans coffin is lowered from the plane at Lod Airport. Minister of Foreign Affairs Moshe Sharett, relatives of Kaplan and public representatives accompany the body as an honor guard of the IDF salutes. Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, members of Knesset and public figures receive the coffin at the airport. The coffin is transferred to Tel Aviv and from there to Jerusalem. Soldiers carry the coffin before the Prime Ministers office as mourners follow behind. A convoy of cars escorts the coffin to burial on Mount Herzl. Thousands of people observe the coffin being lowered into a grace. Prime Minister David Ben Gurion shovels earth onto the grave, followed by others.

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