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Scene Reading Theodor Herzl - What Was Because Of It

  • Theater Nestroyhof/ Hamakom 1 Nestroyplatz Wien, Wien, 1020 Austria (map)
Source: IKG Wien (

Source: IKG Wien (

From: Liora Eger
Staging: Markus Copperblum

With Erwin Steinhauer and Katharina Stemberger

On May 14, 2018, the State of Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary.

The emergence of Israel is based on the vision of Theodor Herzls, who lived in Vienna in the 19th century and was a member of the German national fraternity “Albia”. Herzl died in 1904, before Europe was in ruins, before Jews were humbled, crammed, robbed of their positions, their homes, their estates, in concentration camps transported like slaughter cattle to be shot and gassed.

In particular, this Israeli trauma owed Israel the majority of votes at the 1948 United Nations General Assembly. The topic of Judaism was expanded in the 20th century with the terms Zionism / Anti-Zionism, Holocaust / Shoah, Israel / Palestine. You can expect an exciting and interesting discussion about the history of the emergence of Israel with Theodor Herzl in the center and what has developed from it.