Presentation on theme: "Theodor Herzl at the age of 12 (1872) in Budapest. He writes a program for building the Panama Canal (which is finished in 1905). An imaginative and creative."— Presentation transcript:
Theodor Herzl at the age of 12 (1872) in Budapest. He writes a program for building the Panama Canal (which is finished in 1905). An imaginative and creative child, he is greatly impressed by Jules Verne’s books. Theodor Herzl
Herzl at the age of 14 (1874) in Budapest. At his school he initiates a club for young literature lovers called “We” and appoints himself “President”. Theodor Herzl
Theodor Herzl at the age of 18 (1878) in Vienna. He is a law student. (Later he will go on to receive his doctorate in law.) Herzl joins the German national student fraternity “Albia”. He chooses the fraternity name of “Tancred”, a hero of the first Crusade which conquered Jerusalem. At a commemorative evening for Richard Wagner the anti-Semitism of the fraternity is revealed and Herzl decides to resign from the fraternity with a sharply worded letter. Theodor Herzl
Herzl aged 30, (1890) in Vienna. He is a writer and dramatist. Later he will write the drama “Das neue Ghetto” – “The New Ghetto”, concerning the Jewish question. This successful play is performed on stage. Theodor Herzl
Theodor Herzl, aged 36 (1895). He is sent to Paris as a correspondent for the famous Viennese newspaper “Neue Freie Presse” – “New Free Press”. He is present at the degrading trial of the assimilated Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus. Theodor Herzl (1860 – 1904)
In 1896 Herzl publishes his famous work “Der Judenstaat” – “The Jewish State”. Theodor Herzl
Theodor Herzl In 1897 Herzl convenes the first Zionist Congress in Basel.
1898. Herzl makes his only visit to Eretz Israel. He meets pioneers, settlers and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. Theodor Herzl
1899. Herzl becomes a legend and his personage appears in drawings and caricatures. In this year he meets world leaders as a representative and spokesman for the Zionist idea. Theodor Herzl
3 rd July Herzl dies at the young age of 44. He is given a grand funeral and thousands participate in an emotional fare well.
14 th May Declaration of the State of Israel. Herzl’s dream comes true. A sovereign Jewish homeland is established.
Herzl’ remains are transferred from Vienna to Jerusalem and laid to rest on Mount Herzl, named for him.