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Hans Jacoby was born in Dresden in 1900 and studied painting. He left Germany for Holland in 1938 and was interned by the Dutch government at the Hoek van Holland camp for illegal refugees. In April 1940 he emigrated to Shanghai and took courses at the Juedische Gemeinde Shanghia and at the Asia Seminar. He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and died in 1984.
Dr. Tonn was an intellectual leader of the German-Jewish community Shangai, see Jacoby Archive.
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Jacoby, Hans: Portrait of Bao Bao, Chinese Maid of Professor Willy Tonn, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 80.226.
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