Theodor Herzl first formulated the idea of a "Jewish state". We show the development of his vision, which was to become a reality in Europe at the end of the 19th century.
Theodor Herzl first formulated the idea of a "Jewish state. We show the development of his vision, which originated in Europe in the late 19th century and developed into a political movement through numerous Zionist congresses. Theodor Herzl did not live to see the proclamation of the State of Israel, but he is still considered the founder of the state. Even today, his legacy continues to have an impact. Herzl is a cult figure: his likeness adorns banknotes and postage stamps, his name is inscribed in Israel's geography and graffiti culture, from Herzlia and Herzlberg to the facades of Tel Aviv.
Using objects from the collection of the Jewish Museum of Switzerland, our online exhibition provides insights into the life and work of Theodor Herzl.
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