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Hermann Cohen was a German Jewish philosopher, one of the founders of the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism. He was born in Anhalt in 1842 and died in Berlin in 1918.

The sculptor and medallist Leo Horovitz (1876-1964) was born in Gnesen, Prussia (Gniezno, Poland), the son of Rabbi Dr. Markus Horovitz. Horovitz was an apprentice in engraving at a silverwear factory starting in 1894, and then he studied engraving, sculpture, and silversmithing in Frankfurt, Paris, and Munich. Together with his brother Felix, Leo Horovitz opened a silver workshop in Frankfurt, producing primarily ceremonial objects for synagogues as well as for private clients. After the first World War, when the market for silver was not viable, Horovitz also established himself as a stonemason and would engrave tombstones for cemeteries. Leo Horovitz and his family lived in Frankfurt until 1939, when they were able to emigrate to London. Horovitz continued to work in silversmithing and stonemasonry in England.

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Horovitz, Leo: Hermann Cohen Medal, Leo Baeck Institute, 59.9.