Theodor Herzl was an Austro-Hungarian journalist and writer known for his relentless promotion of Zionist ideas as well as for being the founder of the World Zionist Organization, whose goals included forming a Jewish state in Palestine. He is regarded as one of the most important figures of political Zionism.
He was the son of Jeanette and businessman Jakob Herzel. He had an older sister named Pauline who died young. In 1889, he married Julie Naschauer, with whom he had two daughters and a son. Although the marriage was not a happy one, it lasted until his death in 1904.
In 1950, his daughter Paulina died of a heroin overdose. His only son Hans killed himself on the day his sister Paulina was buried.
His daughter Trude and her husband died at a concentration camp in 1930.
But I am convinced that those Jews who stand aside today with a malicious smile and with their hands in their trousers' pockets will also want to dwell in our beautiful home.Theodor Herzl
It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable.Theodor Herzl
Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.Theodor Herzl
We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land. Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow, and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow, the freedom of the tomorrow.Theodor Herzl
What We want is to make it possible for our unfortunate people to live a life of industry for it is by steady work alone that we hope for our physical and moral rehabilitation. For this reason above all we have undertaken to rally our people around our ideal.Theodor Herzl
was a famous Austrian journalist,
who was born on
May 2, 1860. As a person born on this date, Theodor Herzl is listed in our database as the 16th
most popular celebrity for the day (May 2) and the 9th most popular for the year (1860).
People born on May 2
fall under the Zodiac sign of Taurus, the Bull.
Theodor Herzl is the 614th most popular Taurus.
Aside from information specific to Theodor Herzl's birthday, Theodor Herzl is the 20th most famous Austrian.
In general, Theodor Herzl ranks as the 7448th
most popular famous person, and the 61st most popular journalist of all time.
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