The Frankfurt businessman Dr. phil Albert Sondheimer (1876–1942) resided with his family in the neo-classicist Villa Hoffmann at Bockenheimer Landstraße, where he owned a sizeable library of German, Hebrew, and other books. The Sondheimer family moved to The Hague in 1932 and then on to the United States.
Hermann Struck was born Chaim Aaron ben David 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. He died in 1944.
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Struck, Hermann: Portrait of Dr. Albert Sondheimer, Leo Baeck Institute, 78.478.