The Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is delighted to share the following series “Herzl Explained” with David Matlow, friend of the HDEC, who is in possession of the world’s largest private collection of Theodor Herzl memorabilia.

Theodor Herzl was the visionary of the State of Israel who famously said “if you will it, it is not a dream.”

“Herzl Explained” which is presented in partnership with the American Zionist Movement, examines the life and legacy of Theodor Herzl in six parts.

Each episode is approximately 5 minutes and are entitles as follows:

  • Episode 1: The Journey Starts Here
  • Episode 2: Der Judenstaat
  • Episode 3: The First Zionist Congress
  • Episode 4: The First Zionist Bank
  • Episode 5: A Jewish Homeland in Uganda?!
  • Episode 6: Herzl’s Dream is Finally Realized

The complete series can be viewed by clicking here.

The HDEC’s current on site traveling exhibition “Israel Then & Now” has been extended until March 31, 2021. To learn more and plan your visit please click here.

One of the amazing artifacts in this exhibition is a postcard signed by Theodor Herzl, 1903, on loan from The David Matlow Herzl and Zionism Collection, Toronto, Ontario. The postcard was sent from Basel, Switzerland, in 1903 after the 6th Zionist Congress, and showcases an image of Theodor Herzl and Jewish National Fund stamps. It was signed by Theodor Herzl and other prominent Zionists, including Max Nordau, Israel Zangwill, Oskar Marmorek, Jacob De Haas, Max Bodenheimer and David Wolffsohn.