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Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) was a prominent German-Jewish philosopher during the Enlightenment. He supported the movement for Jews to assimilate to the German bourgeoisie.

Jacob Plessner (1871-1936) was a German sculptor active mainly in Berlin. He studied under Kurt Westphal at the Art Academy in Berlin between 1896 and 1901.

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Plessner, Jacob: Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Baeck Institute, 61.74.