The Sherman Grinberg Film Library: Israel & Palestine Footage

Paramount Newsreel, 3 August, 1949: The Coffin of Zionist Leader Theodor Herzl Interred in Israel

2 Minutes, 1949
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Directed by: Unknown
Production Company:Paramount
Language: Silent
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The coffin of Theodor Herzl arrives at Lod airport and is received at a state ceremony, a guard of honor carries and escorts the coffin wrapped in the Israeli flag. A Command Car on which the coffin is placed, travels toward the Knesset Square on the Herbert Samuel Promenade in Tel Aviv, and a guard of honor places the coffin at the Knesset Plaza. A crowd gathers to pay homage to the coffin. Afterwards the coffin is transported by car to Jerusalem, where an official state burial ceremony is held on Mount Herzl. Many citizens participate at the ceremony. Lastly, a Knesset meeting is depicted in the building of the Kessem Cinema in Tel Aviv, where Knesset Speaker Yosef Sprinzak addresses the assembly, and Knesset members stand in silence in memory of Herzl.

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