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Prominent Europeans Join International Herzl Memorial Committee

April 2, 1929
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The movement to honor the memory of the late Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism, took definite shape with the announcement here of the formation of an international Herzl Memorial Committee.

Writers of international renown, scholars and statesmen, Jews and non-Jews, have joined the committee which issued an appeal to the public for subscriptions to the fund for the erection of a memorial on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the late Zionist leader’s death, which occurs this summer.

The “Neue Freie Presse,” leading Vienna newspaper, of which Dr. Herzl was a contributing editor, has undertaken to defray the propaganda expenses in connection with raising the fund.

The appeal was issued over the signatures of Prof. Albert Einstein, Jacob Wassermann, Franz Werfel, Stephen Zweig, Lesser Ury, Hermann Bahr. Ludwig Fulda, Professor Redlich of Cambridge, Dr. Friedberger of London, and Max Brod. Prominent bankers and industrialists of Berlin and Bucharest are also on the committee. The appeal emphasizes the fact that Herzl gave to the world the Zionist idea, raising a torch which became, in the course of a quarter of a century, the common property of the entire civilized world. Reference is also made to Herzl’s literary activities. It was he who was the creator of Vienna’s “fcuilleton fame.”

A special committee to cooperate with the European committee will be created in the United States, it was declared.

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