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Host city of the First Zionist Congress of 1897 and nine more world congresses of the Zionist Organization up to 1946. The frequent choice of Basel as a venue, and its famous designation by Herzl as the place where the Jewish state was founded lend the city the character of …

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Patrick Kury, Bern and Erik Petry, Basel, “Basel”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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