Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism. Der Judenstaat is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February in The Jews’ State – A Critical English Translation (1 ed.). Plymouth. Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) by Theodor Herzl category, Wikidata item. English-language translations of Der Judenstaat include.

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The infiltration of immigrating Jews, attracted to a land by apparent security, and the ascent in the social scale of native Jews, combine powerfully to bring about a revolution.

The middle classes will travel with Cook’s tickets, the poorer classes in emigrant trains. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat It continues till the inevitable moment when the native population feels itself threatened, and forces the Government to stop a further influx of Jews.

I feel almost ashamed of writing down so trite a remark.

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The personal character of the members of the corporation will guarantee its integrity, and the adequate capital of the Company will prove its stability. There is a reverse to the picture which would be comic, if it did not deal with human beings.

Children of the Ghetto Israel Zangwill. Are we to “get out” now and where to? This can best be seen in the case of enclosed pieces of land in town and country. We’ Jews are even now constantly shifting from place to place, a strong current actually eer us westward over the sea to the United States, where our presence is also not desired. The Maccabeans will rise again. They do not know that the sins of the Middle Ages are now being visited on the nations of Europe.


They will be obliged to build with wood in the beginning, because iron will not be immediately available.

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Description It is a history book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But no man will be forced to join the particular group belonging to his former place of residence. Nothing effectual can really be done to our injury.

He who would have proofs of this need only listen to the people where they speak with frankness and simplicity: For this, many old, outgrown, confused and limited notions must first be entirely erased from the minds of men. This could be brought about, for example, by encouraging large department stores which provide all necessaries of life. The first markets will supply only the absolute necessities of life; cattle, grain, working clothes, tools, arms — to mention just a few things.

Above and before all we shall make room for the immortal band of our Freethinkers, who are continually making new conquests for humanity.

This system will increase judemstaat value of landed property, and it will introduce luxury, which serves many purposes. The smaller Jewish banks would have to be united in the name of the National Idea against the big banks till they were gathered into a second and formidable financial force.

Der Judenstaat

And whilst the Jews quietly emigrate and establish their new homes, the Company acts as the great controlling body, which organizes the departure, takes charge of deserted possessions, guarantees the proper conduct of the movement with its own visible and tangible property, and provides permanent security for those who have already settled.


The Rabbis will receive communications regularly from both Society and Company, and will announce and explain these to their congregations. How are we to transport masses of Jews without undue compulsion from their present homes to this new country? But I do not wish to take up the cudgels for the Jews in this pamphlet.

Far worse is the circumstance that unsatisfactory results tend to cast doubts on intelligent men. They organize emigration societies for wandering Jews. The whole plan is in its essence perfectly simple, as it must necessarily be if it is to come within the comprehension of all.

But the Company will require large areas for its own needs and ours, and these it must secure by centralized purchase. This transfer of philanthropic institutions will give another of those opportunities, which occur at different points of my scheme, for making an experiment in the service of humanity.

Whoever has seen engliah of the world knows that just these little daily customs can easily be transplanted everywhere.