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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In the conclusion, I shall try to meet every further objection that could possibly be made.

The development of this movement may cause a considerable fall in the prices of landed property, and may eventually make it impossible to find a market for it. The Company will endeavor everywhere to facilitate the acquisition of land by its tenants, who are Christians.

The middle classes will involuntarily be drawn into the outgoing current, for their sons will be officials of the Society or employees of the Company “over there. This childishly amicable system, which is as clumsy as the block-houses erected, can be developed on much finer lines.

Der Judenstaat – Wikipedia

In the special part, which is divided into three principal sections, I shall describe its execution. Retrieved 2 January The Society of Jews will be in a position to prepare scientifically accurate statistics of our human forces.

The conditions of travel — regulated according to classes — will apply to all alike. I call on the richest Jews as witnesses of my veracity. Local groups will afterwards form voluntarily about their Rabbi, and each locality will have its spiritual leader. This method is therefore not to be recommended.

Possibly there will even be no subdivision for classes on board train and boat, so as to avoid making the poor feel their position too keenly during their long journey. It will not permit experiments with insufficient means, for this undertaking must succeed at the first attempt.

But should these gentlemen, who are quite satisfied with their lot, feel indisposed to do anything for their fellow-Jews who re unjustly held responsible for the large possessions of certain individuals, then the realization of this plan will afford an opportunity for drawing a clear line of distinction between them and the rest of Jewry.


Though we are not exactly organizing a pleasure trip, it is as well to keep them in good humor on the way. The soundness of their construction will be guaranteed by the Company, which will, indeed, gain nothing by selling them to eer at a fixed sum.

We shall first of all ask for the cooperation of our Rabbis. We are one people–our enemies have made us one without our consent, as repeatedly happens in history.

Thus, whether we like it or not, we are now, and shall henceforth remain, a historic group with unmistakable fnglish common to us all. By “too englisg I really mean less than is claimed as a right by every ordinary citizen, or by every race.

We have in our day witnessed the process in connection with nations which were not largely members of the middle class, but poorer, less educated, and consequently weaker than ourselves. I do not here surrender any portion of our prescriptive right, when I make this statement merely in judenstaaat own name as an individual.

The first method of raising capital is: To this I should judenstaar The peasant is consequently a type which is in course of extinction.

“The Jewish State” (Theodor Herzl)

The organization of all this will be military in character; there will be commands, promotions and pensions, the means by which these pensions are provided being explained ded on. Whoever has seen anything of the world knows that just these little daily customs can easily be transplanted everywhere. But this spirit of enterprise must be wisely encouraged, and risky speculation must be avoided.

Starvation must never be allowed to drive men to suicide; for such suicides are the deepest disgrace to a civilization which allows rich men to throw tid-bits to their englihs. Jews, with the exception of the richest, have, after all, very little intercourse with Christians. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat The Jewish Company is partly modeled on the lines of a great land-acquisition company.


Der Judenstaat. English

The Jewish Company will be founded as a joint stock company subject to English jurisdiction, framed according to English laws, and under the protection rer England. But what form would this phenomenon assume in the middle classes, where the Jews being a bourgeois people the Jewish question is mainly concentrated? We should form a guard of honor about these sanctuaries, answering for the fulfillment of this duty with our existence.

Seeing that the Company does not wish to earn anything on the building works but only on the land, it will desire as many architects as possible to build by private contract.

The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl

The mere preservation of obsolete institutions is a task severe enough to require the enforcement of all the despotic measures of an autocratically governed State. The Judenxtaat have dreamt this kingly dream all through the long nights of their history.

It will be carried out in the midst of englissh. That would be foolish, futile, and undignified proceeding. This will, in addition to the honors they expect, will be additional pay for their services.

The non-transferable goods which come under consideration are buildings, land, and local business connections.

I said in the last chapter, “The Jewish Company will organize trade and commerce in the new drr. He argued that the best way to avoid antisemitism in Europe was to create this independent Jewish state.

The middle classes will travel with Cook’s tickets, the poorer classes in emigrant trains. My happier coreligionists will not believe me till Jew-baiting teaches them the truth; for the longer Anti-Semitism lies in abeyance the more fiercely enhlish it break out. Even if we were a nation of entrepreneurs–such as absurdly exaggerated accounts make us out to be–we should not require another nation to live on.