Herzl's Grandson Buried in Jerusalem
By Aron Heller--AP
Sixty years after jumping off a bridge to his death, the last descendant of Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, was buried Wednesday in a Jerusalem cemetery bearing his grandfather's name--bringing an end to a torturous family saga and finally fulfilling Herzl's century-old will.
Herzl's son also committed suicide. He had a daughter who was mentally ill and another who was killed in the Holocaust. In the past year, three of the founder's four descendants have been buried in Israel--no easy task because of rabbinical injunctions against Jewish burials for those who have killed themselves or converted to other religions.
On Wednesday he was reburied near his grandfather on a warm, cloudless afternoon, with hundreds of dignitaries and distant Herzl relatives in attendance.