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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.

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1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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)

6 In 1896 Herzl publishes his famous work “Der Judenstaat” – “The Jewish State”. Theodor Herzl

7 Theodor Herzl In 1897 Herzl convenes the first Zionist Congress in Basel.

8 1898. Herzl makes his only visit to Eretz Israel. He meets pioneers, settlers and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. Theodor Herzl

9 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

10 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.

11 14 th May Declaration of the State of Israel. Herzl’s dream comes true. A sovereign Jewish homeland is established.

12 Herzl’ remains are transferred from Vienna to Jerusalem and laid to rest on Mount Herzl, named for him.


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