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Three photographs of Jews in Herzl's grave in Vienna. c. 1920s

Opening price: $150

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12.05.2022 07:00pm

Three photographs of Jews near Herzl's grave in the old cemetery in Vienna, of which two are group photographs.

Herzl wrote in his will that he wanted his bones and the bones of his family to be brought to Israel: "I ask that they bury me in a metal coffin next to my father, and lie there until the Jewish people move my body to the Land of Israel...". The will was executed in August 1949, when his bones were brought to Israel. Until that time, many of the Jews who came to Vienna and the surrounding area used to go up to Herzl's grave and take pictures next to the tombstone. As it can be seen in the photographs, three names were inscribed on the tombstone, and three bronze coffins were placed in the grave one on top of the other in the order of their death, Herzl's mother, Herzl himself, and his father. In August 1949, all three coffins were brought to Israel.

Same size: 9x7 cm. Good condition.

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5. Three photographs of Jews in Herzl's grave in Vienna. c. 1920s