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Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century. He was also a journalist, essayist, and literary critic. His political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris.

Julius Giere (1807-1880) was a painter, lithographer, photographer, and publisher, active in Hannover, Germany.

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Giere, Julius: Portrait of Heinrich Heine, Leo Baeck Institute, 77.40.