Nordau, Max (1849-1923)
- Quotation from Max Nordau “I suggested Helmstatte as a synonym for state” — 1920
Co-organizer of the first Zionist congress in Basel, explaining that as early as 1897, the term Heimstatte (National Home) had been chosen rather than Judenstaat (Jewish State) in order to make it less frightening.
- Quotation from Max Nordau “This race cannot and must not merge with the others” — Dec. 21 1903
Max Nordau, a fervent supporter of "social Darwinism" who had become a co-founder of political Zionism with Theodor Herzl, explained to the French anti-Semitic leader Edouard Drumont his fundamental agreement with Drumont on the "racial" separation between Jews and non-Jews.
- Quotation from Max Nordau “More industrious and more able than the average European, not to speak of the inert Asiatic” — Aug. 29 1897
Reactionary and elitist thinker, co-organizer of the first Zionist congress in Basel, in a typical racist discourse.
- Quotation from Max Nordau “Zionism has nothing to do with theology” — Jul. 1897
Zionist leader very close to Theodor Herzl, in an article published in the Zionist newspaper Die Welt, aiming to completely dissociate Zionism from the Jewish religion.
- Quotation from Max Nordau “But there are Arabs in Palestine! I didn’t know that” — 1897
Reactionary and elitist thinker, organizer of the first Zionist Congresses, addressing Theodor Herzl.