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Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

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  • Israel Kastner (1906 - 1957)
    Kastner Train Survivors Rudolf Kastner The Kastner Report RUDOLF (RESZÖ) KASTNER (1906-1957) Born in Cluj ("Klausenburg", Transylvania when it was part of Romania. Later annexed to Hunga...
  • R' Markus (Mordechai Zeev) Braude (1869 - 1949)
    Braude, Markus (1869–1949) , rabbi, educator, Zionist leader, and parliamentarian. Born in Brest-Litovsk (Brisk), Markus Braude (Mordekhai Ze’ev Broda) was raised in Lwów (Lemberg)...
  • Maurice Bisgyer (1897 - 1973)
    Photo --- President Harry S. Truman signing the formal United States declaration recognizing the State of Israel in the presence of his former haberdashery partner and B'nai B'rith member, Eddie Jacobs...
  • Bernice Arline Tannenbaum (1913 - 2015)
    Bernice Tannenbaum , longtime Hadassah and Zionist leader, dies at 101. Bernice Tannenbaum convened Hadassah's first Jerusalem gathering in 1978, and her tenure was highlighted by international meeting...
  • Zvi (Hirsch) Perez Chajes, Chief Rabbi of Vienna (1876 - 1927)
    Listed In JewishGen Yizkor Book as rabbi in Tysmenytsya. He is also known as Tzvi-Peretz Hayot, professor. He born in 1876 in Brody, then in Austria-Hungary, now in Ukraine. He was the grandson of the ...

A homage to Theodor Herzl and his family, as well as co-visionaries, plus those who were inspired by his dream after the Dreyfus Affair to create a homeland for Jewish refugees in the Land of Israel that would be a vibrant, democratic, modern, enlightened, Hebrew speaking, spiritual and moral society, a “light unto the nations".

‎אִם תִּרְצוּ, אֵין זוֹ אַגָדַה

Theodor Herzl, 1904: I believe that Zionism will not cease to be our ideal even after we come to settle in the land of our forefathers in Eretz Israel, for within the Zionist idea is contained the aspiration to moral and spiritual perfection.


Visionaries, Dreamers and "Do"ers (pre-XIX century)

Presidents of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)

The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 concluded the main goal set forth by the World Zionist Organisation, and it was moved to Jerusalem.

The title "President of WZO" was abolished in 1972


Visionaries, Leaders and Supporters of the World Zionist Organization, WZO (XIX - mid-XX centuries)