Mann (Minkov) Gershon Gutman
Born: 1907
Birth Place: Russia, Minsk
Immigrated: 1925
Arrived: 1929
Residence in the Village:
Departed:
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Died: 1994
Belonging to Group
Minkov Yahakov
 
Minkov Rasha
Missing
Photograph
Yeshayahoo Yafe
 
Yafe Sara
    Mann (Minkov) Gershon Gutman   Man (Yaffe) Leah    
Children:   Sovran (Man) Tamar    Rotman (Mann) Naama

Gershon Mann (Gutman Minkov) was born in Russia. He acquired his elementary and secondary school education in Minsk.
In 1925 he came to Eretz Israel and settled in Gedera where he worked in agriculture. Three years later he moved to the Sharon area where he was appointed as one of the commanders of the "Hagana".
After the 1929 riots he came to Rishon Le Zion, at first as a laborer and later as a manager. He was a delegate to several of the Mapai and Histadrut congresses. He was one of the founder of the "Hapoel" sports club and the leader of the delegation to the Workers? Olympic Games in Belgium in 1937. He was the secretary of the Workers? Council in Rishon Le Zion and active in the Hagana. He was arrested by the British, imprisoned in the Jaffa prison and expelled to Kibbutz Dafna.
In 1941 Gershon Mann voluntarily enlisted in the infantry of the British army. At the end of the war he acted as an emissary of the Jewish Brigade to the concentration camps and the survivors in in Austria and Germany. When he returned to Rishon Le Zion he founded the 'Hakoach" Transport Cooperative.
He acquired his elementary and secondary school education in Minsk.
In 1925 he came to Eretz Israel and settled in Gedera where he worked in agriculture. Three years later he moved to the Sharon area where he was appointed as one of the commanders of the "Hagana".
After the 1929 riots he came to Rishon Le Zion, at first as a laborer and later as a manager. He was a delegate to several of the Mapai and Histadrut congresses. He was one of the founder of the "Hapoel" sports club and the leader of the delegation to the Workers? Olympic Games in Belgium in 1937. He was the secretary of the Workers, Council in Rishon Le Zion and active in the "Hagana". He was arrested by the British, imprisoned in the Jaffa prison and expelled to Kibbutz Dafna.
In 1941 Gershon Mann voluntarily enlisted in the infantry of the British army. At the end of the war he acted as an emissary of the Jewish Brigade to the concentration camps and the survivors in Austria and Germany. When he returned to Rishon Le Zion he founded the 'Hakoach" Transport Cooperative. During the war of independence he was enlisted by the Jewish Agency of the department that organized the convoys to Jerusalem. After the war he was appointed as manager of the "Kupat Milve" bank which in turn became a branch of the Bank Hapoalim and acted as manager of the bank for 23 years.
Mayor of Rishon Le-Zion 1955-1956. During his mayorship the sewerage pipes were laid down in Shikun Hamizrach, a special wall was dug and built to take water to Kfar Arye and the Municipal High School building was completed.
When he retired, in July 1972, he was appointed by the acting Mayor, Hanania Gibstein, to manage the historical archives of Rishon Le Zion, the archives on which the history museum of Rishon Le Zion was built. In recognition the archive were dedicated to his memory.

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