Chaim Weizmann

Picture of Chaim Weizmann

Date of Birth: 11/27/1874

Age: 77

Place of birth: Motol Pinsk lips.

Citizenship: Israel


One of the leaders of the world Zionist movement, and the first president of the State of Israel was born in the village of Motol Kobrin district, Grodno province (now d.Motol Ivanovo district, Brest region) Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952).

The family of his father Lakes, who worked lesosplavschikom, there were 15 children. Haim was third. After receiving a traditional Jewish education and the end of the Pinsk secondary school, he studied chemistry in Germany and Switzerland. In 1897, when he was tol ko 23, Weizmann received his doctorate. The year before he joined the Zionist movement, and in 1897, Chaim Weizmann already participates in the work of the World Zionist Congress.

In the 1920-1931 and 1935-1946 years, Weizmann was elected president of the World Zionist Organization. His work contributed to the fact that at the end of the Second World War, the Jewish Brigade was formed in the British army. In 1947, Weizmann as part of the Jewish delegation took an active part in the work of the UN General Assembly, discussed the problem of the partition of Palestine into two independent states - Jewish and Arab. And that`s a credit to the inclusion of the Negev Weizmann considered spaces terr Ithor UNPO proposed Jewish State and to ensure the recognition of the United States proclaimed the State of Israel. This man has secured the promise of the US president to fund the beginning of a new economic development through the provision of a loan of $ 100 million on favorable terms, as well as to establish diplomatic relations with the State of Israel immediately after the establishment of the first democratic government.

First, Chaim Weizmann was elected President of the Provisional Council of State of the country, and in February 1949 - the first president of the State of Israel. Name Weizmann is one of the largest research centers in the country - Research Institute in Re Hovot on whose territory (in the garden of his house) he was pohoronen.V 1948 Chaim Weizmann became the first president of Israel, the state for the creation of which he has consistently He served for several decades.

He died on November 9, 1952 in the city of Rehovot. There is also his grave. Science Center in Rehovot named after Chaim Weizmann.

Weizmann always believed that, in spite of the hostile Arab environment, Israel will become a prosperous state.