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Austrian Government Agrees to Permit Transfer of Theodor Herzl’s Remains to Palestine

The Austrian cabinet has agreed to a request from the Jewish Agency for permission to transfer the remains of Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism, from Austria to Palestine, it was learned here today.

Herzl’s remains and those of his parents, all of whom are buried in the Doebling Cemetery in Vienna, will be moved to an as yet undesignated spot in Palestine which will become a national shrine. Leaders of the Jewish community of Vienna have announced that they will hold a one-day festival on the day of the transfer.