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Z.O.A. Issues Call for Observance of 100th Anniversary of Birth of May Nordau

The 100th anniversary of the birth of Mar Nordau, one of Zionism’s most illustrious pioneers and thinkers, will be celebrated during the month of August by the 700 branches of the Zionist Organization of America throughout the country, Benjemin G. Browdy, acting Z.O.A. president announced today. Special program commemorating the anniversary of “the unofficial leader of the Zionist movement,” which falls on July 29th, are now in preparation.

In a call urging American Jewry to participate in the Nordau centenary celebration, Mr. Browdy said: “The man who worked side by side with Herzl to formulate and initiate the movement for a Jewish state was the author of a plan 50 years ago–the Max Nordau Plan–which Israel’s independence today has made a desperate reality. The Nordau Plan called for the emigration of 1,000,000 Jews a year to Palestine. At that time Palestine was not ready. Today Israel is absorbing hundreds of thousands of new immigrants.”