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Hans Jacoby, born on September 6, 1900 in Dresden and married to Emma Jacoby, was educated as an artist (painter). As an illegal refugee Jacoby left Germany for Holland in 1938 and was interned in the Hoek van Holland camp, an internment location for refugees that were considered illegal, by the Dutch government. On April 28, 1940, he immigrated to Shanghai, where he took courses at the Juedische Gemeinde Shanghai and at the Asia Seminar. The latter, founded in 1943, was a seminar of academic lectures. The courses were dealing with languages, Chinese philosophy and law. The Asia Seminar continued until 1948. Jacoby moved to the United States in 1947. He has lived mostly in Miami. One of his pictures of Golda Meir was displayed at The Miami Jewish Federation.
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Jacoby, Hans: Interior of Hoek Internment Camp Cabin, Holland, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 80.240.
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