Arthur Hantke, member of the Zionist Executive, asks the historian Georg Herlitz to serve as archivist in the offices of the Zionist Executive and create a “Zionist Archives” (later known as the Central Zionist Archives). The following year, the Archives in Berlin begin to accumulate material: files from the Central Zionist Offices in Vienna, Cologne, and Berlin, and from the head offices of the Jewish National Fund, as well as papers documenting the early activities of the Central Zionist Office in London. In this period, the “Archives of the World Zionist Organization” also begin to collect photographs, books, and periodicals dealing with Zionism and Land of Israel in the modern age.
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