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They were devotees and patrons of art and literature, established collections and libraries, or perhaps simply found joy in having a beautiful painting in their living room. Then they were stigmatized, dispossessed, and persecuted by the National Socialists. Many were murdered; the intention was to erase the memory of these people and their achievements forever.

Many Jewish citizens had dedicated themselves to art, culture, and society as patrons, collectors, or artists; as art dealers, buyers, friends, donors, or philanthropists. Today there is scant awareness of the immeasurable contribution they made to their country. We want to restore the memory of their forgotten lives and families.

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    The Flersheim Family

    Now sit still, Jakob Nussbaum is coming!

    Geflohen, deportiert, umgebracht

    Geflohen, deportiert, umgebracht

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    Michael Berolzheimer

    In the salon of Untergrainau

    Threatened, excluded, cancelled

    Threatened, excluded, cancelled

  • Foto Guttsmann
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    Friedrich Guttsmann

    The worry-free manufacturer

    Deprived of work, home, and rights

    Deprived of work, home, and rights

  • Foto Liebmann Mayer
    Kunstwerk aus der Sammlung von Liebmann Mayer

    August Liebmann Mayer

    In Love with Toledo

    Robbed, persecuted, murdered

    Robbed, persecuted, murdered

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    Kunstwerk aus der Sammlung von Mosse

    Rudolf Mosse

    The Press Baron Invites Visitors to his “Mosseum”

    Aryanized, expropriated, expelled

    Aryanized, expropriated, expelled

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    Kunstwerk aus der Sammlung von Schmidl

    Marianne Schmidl

    A Fascination for Africa

    Abgewiesen, ausgenommen, ermordet

    Abgewiesen, ausgenommen, ermordet