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Observance of “herzl Month” Starts in Austria Today; Guard of Honor Stationed at Grave

Observance of “Theodor Herzl Month” throughout Austria will begin tomorrow and will continue through August 10 when the remains of Herzl, founder of political Zionism, will be flown to Jerusalem for reinterment.

A guard of honor will be stationed at Dr. Herzl’s grave throughout the month while memorial meetings are scheduled to be held in Vienna, as well as in other Jewish communities, and in DP camps in this country. An exhibit of Dr. Herzl’s writings, mementos and personal belongings will be open to the public for the duration of the observance.

Dr. Herzl’s remains, as well as those of his parents, will be transferred on August 8 from Dosbling cemetery, outside here, to the Vienna Synagogue where a special religious service will be held. The remains will then be flown, via Tullin Airbase, to Israel.