Dr. Avraham Albert Ticho was a Viennese – trained ophthalmologist who immigrated to Ottoman – ruled Jerusalem in 1912. There he married his cousin, the artist Anna Ticho, and together they made their mark on the history of of Israel — preserved at the Ticho House in Jerusalem dedicated in May 1984 as a downtown annex of the Israel Museum.
Days of Ticho presents the personal history of the dynamic Tichos against the rich backdrop of the times. Dr. David M. Reifler describes the history and development of medicine (including the early years of Hadassah Hospital), art, governments, and war; the struggles and growth of the Yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine); and the conflicts that arose between Jews and their Arab neighbors — including the near – fatal stabbing of Dr. Ticho by an Arab would – be assassin in November 1929, just weeks after widespread murderous riots which occurred throughout Palestine. This meticulously documented book further contributes to the Tichos’ legacy while advancing an understanding of their times and ours.