Mark Twain and Theodor Herzl

Jewish History | by | Volume 23, Issue 2 | March – April 2017

The American author, Mark Twain, and Theodor Herzl, the Zionist leader, may seem unlikely associates. In fact, they not only knew of each other but became good friends. Both were journalists, having met in Paris in 1894,1 the year of the Dreyfus Affair.

Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the Fre…

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