The art historian Ludwig Justi (born in Marburg in 1876) was Director of “Nationalgalerie Berlin” from 1909 to 1933, when he cooperated with Wilhelm Bode, the director of the umbrella bureau of all Prussian art museums. Justi was dismissed by the Nazis in 1933 (replaced by Eberhard Hanfstaengl); after the war, he served as Director General at “Staatliche Museen zu Berlin” from 1946 until his death in Potsdam in 1957.
Hermann (Chaim Aaron ben David) Struck was born in 1876 in Germany. He is best known as a master etcher, lithographer and early Zionist. He studied for five years at the Berlin Academy and in 1908 wrote "Die Kunst des Radierens" (The Art of Etching), while mentoring artists such as Marc Chagall, Max Liebermann and Lesser Ury. His art was included in an exhibition at the Fifth Zionist Congress and he helped establish the religious Zionist movement called Mizrachi. Struck was an Orthodox Jew but believed that culture and religion could thrive cooperatively in the Land of Israel. He emigrated to Haifa where he created an artistic community and participated in the development of the Tel Aviv Museum and the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem. Hermann Struck died in 1944.
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Struck, Hermann: Profile of Ludwig Justi, Leo Baeck Institute, 78.210.