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Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl

You will be amazed at the Jewish Youth in Palestine... They have the look of freedom.

 
 
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1. Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl Marker
Inscription.  "You will be amazed at Jewish youth in Palestine...they have the look of freedom." Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl. Stephen Norman was the grandson of Theodor Herzl and his last descendent. Born in Vienna, Austria, he enlisted in the British army to fight the Nazis, rising to the rank of Captain in the Royal Artillery. A committed Zionist, Stephen visited Palestine twice in 1946. He died tragically the same year in Washington, D.C. Stephen was reinterred on Mt. Herzl December 2007, alongside his family.
 
Erected 2015 by Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Jerusalem Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation Markers marker series.
 
Location. 31° 46.483′ N, 35° 10.667′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Touch for map. The Marker is located on the retaining wall of the Stephen Norman Garden, between the Mt. Herzl museum and the Mt. Herzl educational center. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Latin Dedicatory Inscription (approx. 2.5 kilometers
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away); Ketef Hinnom (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Jaffa Gate (approx. 4.7 kilometers away); The Crucifixion (approx. 5 kilometers away); Western Wall (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Machal / מח"ל (approx. 5.4 kilometers away); The Pool of Shiloah (Siloam) (approx. 5.5 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 5.5 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
 
Regarding Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl. The Stephen Norman Memorial Garden is the only memorial in the world for a Herzl, other than for Theodor Herzl, the founder of Political Zionism and the father of Modern Israel.

Norman was the last descendant, the grandson, of Theodor Herzl. Norman was the only Herzl to have ever been a Zionist and to have visited British Mandatory Palestine. Though he wanted to return to Mandate Palestine and help with the birth of Israel, he was specifically barred by the British because he was a Herzl. He died tragically and was interred
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By Jerry Klinger
3. Stephen Theodore Norman, 1918-1946. Last descendent of Theodor Herzl Marker
in Washington, D.C., largely forgotten. He was reburied on Mt. Herzl in the Plot for Zionist Leaders, by the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation after a seven-year effort.
 
Additional keywords. founder of Political Zionism, Father of Modern Israel.
 
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By Jerry Klinger
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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