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Kollek, Teddy, 1911-2007



  • Existence: 1911 - 2007

biographical statement

Theodore Kollek was born 27 May 1911, in Vienna, Austria, to Alfred and Margaret Kollek. He married Tamar Schwartz in May, 1936. They had two children, Amos and Osnat. Kollek served in the Israeli Defense Army and became a lieutenant colonel. He settled in Palestine in 1934 and became a founder-member of Kibbutz Ein Gev in Galilee in 1937. In 1938, he returned to Europe on an educational mission to Zionist youth groups until 1940. He served on the staff of the political department, Jewish Agency for Palestine, from 1940 to 1947. Kollek then became the head of the U.S. desk of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. In 1952, he became director-general of the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem. His term as mayor of the municipality of Jerusalem began in 1965. He has also served in many other Israeli governmental positions. (Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2000.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

David B. Galbraith collection on the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 952
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence between Brigham Young University officials, leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other people involved in the construction of the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Also includes newspaper articles, written reports, video materials, financial records, and other material concerning the Jerusalem Center. Dates range from 1968 to 1994.

Dates: 1968-1994