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David Löwenherz was born in Eisfeld, Germany in 1873. He owned a lumber business in Coburg, Germany. He married Clara (nee Backhaus) and together they had three sons: Max, Walter, and Heinz. During the first World War, Löwenherz converted the rooms of his factory to accomodations for wounded soldiers; for this war effort he was awarded the title of “Kommerzienrat,” the appointment of which was signed by Kaiser Wilhelm II. Löwenherz was also a prominent book collector and helped to found a literary society in Coburg. He died in 1918 at age 45.

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Unknown Artist: [Portrait of David Löwenherz in formal dress with medals], Leo Baeck Institute, 2017.22.