Theodor (Binyamin Ze’ev) Herzl, the visionary of the State of Israel, passed away in 1904. He was buried in Vienna, but in his will he stipulated that he be reburied in the Land of Israel. For dozens of years, there were attempts to fulfill this request. Yet only in August 1949, following the establishment of the State of Israel, were his remains brought to Israel and reburied on Mount Herzl in a series of ceremonies attended by hundreds of thousands of people. This book follows the last journey of Herzl from Vienna to Jerusalem. For the first time, it presents the various stages of his funeral through historical photographs and an accompanying narrative, and relates how Mount Herzl was transformed into one of the most outstanding Israeli symbols.
The book can be bought at the Schechter Institute’s Library in Jerusalem, Sunday-Thursday, 8:00-16:00, +972-74-7800607.