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Theodor Herzl Signed Handwriting Letter Vienna 1897 Jewish Autograph Judaica Jew

Theodor Herzl Thanks His Correspondent

For Asking Him To Serve As A Prize Judge

Herzl Theodor 1860 - 1904 Having learned just three days earlier that

the Jewish community in Munich did not want his first international

Jewish congress to be held in Munich as he had just announced in his new

weeklyZionist newspaper, "Die Welt," Theodor Herzl thanks his correspondent

for asking him to serve as a prize judge, hoping that it will not take too muchtime

because he is "very busy" - three days later he relocated the First Jewish Congress

to Basel,Switzerland.

Autograph Letter Signed "Th Herzl"
one page, 5.75" x 7.75"
Vienna, June 14, 1897
On letterheadof the "New Free Press."
In German, not translated. Triangular portion in seemingly
blank upper right cut away.Partial split at right edge of
mid-horizontal fold strengthened on verso with archival tape,otherwise fine condition.
In full: "Das mir freundlicht augetragens Preisrichteramt
nehme ichmitbesten danke an und hoffe mir, dass es mich
nicht zu sehr in Ansprich nehmen wird,da ich ohnehin
stark beschaftigt bin."
In 1891, Theodor Herzl was appointed the Paris
correspondent for the influential liberal Viennese paper
"Neue Freie Presse."

The anti-Semitism he witnessed in Paris inspired him to write a play, "The New Ghetto,"

in October 1894. The main character is a Jewish lawyer who urges Jews to free themselves

fromtheir spiritual ghettos. On October 15, 1894, Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer

in the French military, was accused of treason. His court martial trial began in Parison

December 19, 1894. Only journalists who had received special permits and witnesses in

the case were admitted to the court. As a representative of "Neue Freie Presse," Herzl

attendedthe trial. On December 22, 1894, Dreyfus was found guilty of having soldplans

of fortifications and other government secrets. Herzl heard the court's presiding officer rule,

"The Court condemns Captain Alfred Dreyfus to deportation and internment for life in a

fortified place and to deprivation of his military rank." The French newspaper "La Libre Parole"

portrayed the incident as further evidence of Jewish treachery. The verdict strengthened Herzl's

conviction that there was only one way stop the Jewish population from being subjected toanti-Semitism.

He began writing "The Jewish State - A Modern Attempt to Solve the Jewish Question."

It was published on February 14, 1896. The book became the foundation of the Zionist movement.

It outlined the economic, social, and governmental structures of a proposed Jewish state,

and mentioned Palestine or Argentina as its location and that the spoken language would be German.

Before its translation into Hebrew later that year, Herzl removed Argentina as an optionand said

Hebrew, not German, would be the dominant language. Herzl's next step was to found his own newspaper

and to organize a meeting of Jews from all over the world to hear his plans. On Friday, June 4, 1897,

just ten days before he wrote this letter, Herzl published in Vienna the first issue of his new weekly

periodical, "Die Welt" ("The World"). In "Die Welt" he publicized the convening of a Zionist Congress

to be held in Munich. On June 11th, Munich's Jewish community protested holding the meeting in their city.

Three days later, Herzl wrote this letter advising the recipient that he is "very busy." On June 17th,

he announced the congress would be held in Basel, Switzerland, publicizing the change in the third issue

of "Die Welt." The First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, August 29-31, 1897.

The entrance to the congress hall was decorated with a blue and white flag bearing the Star of David.

Over 200 different groups from 16 countries arrived in Basel. Chaired by Herzl, the Congress adopted

theprogramof the Zionist movement (the Basel Program) and declared, "Zionism seeks toestablish

a home for the Jewish people in Palestine secured under public law." In his diary, Herzl wrote,

"In Basle I founded the Jewish state...Maybe in five years, certainly in fifty, everyone will realize it."

The Jewish state, Israel, was founded on May 14, 1948, 50 years 8 months 15 days

after Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress in Basel.

Dated: 1897

Sizes:5.75" x 7.75"

upper right cut away.Partial split at right edge of

mid-horizontal fold strengthened on verso with

archival tape. OtherwiseFine.

Please see photos for details and condition,

and feel free to inquire if in doubt.

You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

Of course there is no Copyright sign on the Photo in real.

I GUARANTEE FOR THE AUTHENTICITY

OF THIS LETTER.

Shipping & Handling internationally:

$45 EMS (Registered & Insured Air mail, Worldwide).

In Israel $10 Express and Insured.

Payment: I accept PayPal, Visa and others.

Thank you, and good luck.


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