HERZL, THEODORE. (1860-1904). Founder of the Zionist movement, whose advocacy of a Jewish state in Palestine led to the creation of Israel. Rare Typed Circular Letter Signed, “Herzl”, in German. One page, quarto. Vienna, December 30, 1900. Two file holes in blank left margin, else very fine condition. To an unidentified correspondent. Herzl writes: “In the beginning of November we sent you and the other members of the Va-ad HaPoel and the extended association of workers, and to the directorship, information in the matter of establishing a syndicate to establish industrial projects in Palestine, and we asked you respectfully to introduce this concept to the Zionist circles and also the non-Zionist organizations, but those that are faithful to our cause, and to let us know about it. Since to date we have not received any answer, we are allowing ourselves to remind you about the above, and ask that you please let us know as quickly as possible any results of your efforts. With best wishes and Zion’s blessings, Herzl.”
The onset of two World Wars and the Nazi’s determination to remove any and all Jewish-related materials from Europe has made finding and documenting material like the above letter very difficult indeed.