Carmel Newsreel I-230 March-April, 1945

Henrietta Szolds Funeral

1945
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The funeral of Zionist leader Henrietta Szold, who passed away at the age of eighty-four. Thousands of people arrive at Mount Scopus in Jerusalem for the funeral procession. Henrietta Szolds shrouded body is lying on the floor of the nursing school on Mount Scopus. Beside the body stands a group of nurses and on the other side a group of boys and girls. Crowds of people waiting for the funeral procession to begin at the gates of the nursing school. Archival footage in which Henrietta Szold visits a boys school and talks to some of the students. The funeral leaves for the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Among the thousands of participants in the funeral procession are Rabbis Ben-Zion Uziel and Yitzhak Herzog and the President of the World Zionist Organization, Dr. Chaim Weizmann. An Israeli flag is lowered to half the mast as a sign of mourning.

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