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#221 - Theodor Herzl

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Tirelessly working towards an independent Jewish state: “I succumb to fatigue. Work becomes heavier day by day”

Hungarian-born Austrian founder of Zionism. As a correspondent during the Alfred Dreyfus affair, he determined that the solution to anti-Semitism was the establishment of a Jewish state. ALS in French, signed “Th. Herzl,” one page, lightly-lined, 5.5 x 8.25, Die Welt letterhead, April 27, 1899. Letter addressed to a “dear and good friend.” In full (translated): “We did not have any room, the enormous Bank heading took up our space. That is the simple reason for the interruption fixed since. Why complicate matters. I succumb to fatigue. Work becomes heavier day by day.” Herzl‘s brief postscript reads, “We cannot take on the special edition of your good news." Matted and framed with a large profile portrait of Herzl to an overall size of 22 x 17.5. Central horizontal and vertical folds, and some scattered light creasing and toning, otherwise fine condition. With the founding of Die Welt, chairmanship of the First Zionist Congress, and countless travels to meet with international politicians to promote his cause of an independent Jewish nation—including two trips to Jerusalem in 1898 to meet with Emperor Wilhelm II—it is no surprise that Herzl felt the weight of his heavy responsibilities. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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