Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

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8:05 am
Tue August 27, 2013

How Posters Stolen By The Nazis Resurfaced At A Jewish Museum In South Florida

Hans Sachs in his Berlin home cerca 1930s

Hans Sachs left this earth without knowing what happened to his beloved poster collection.

In 1898, when Sachs was a teenager, he began collecting posters in Berlin of advertisements, political propaganda and rare pieces by famed artists such as Cheret, Kandinsky and Lucian Bernhard.

His passion for graphic art was so serious he amassed 12,500 posters and a separate collection of 18,000 tins, postcards and theater programs reflective of this art form.

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8:02 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Jewish Museum Of Florida Shares Stories Of Struggles

Housed in a former synagogue, the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU features the original 1936 stained glass windows and marble platform, or bimah, from which sacred scripture was read.

 

In 1887 Marcus Weinkle’s loving parents buried him alive. That act likely saved the 13-year-old’s life and certainly set in motion an odyssey that took him from his native Russia to, eventually, Central Florida.

  His story – and that of countless other Jewish immigrants with a Florida connection – comes alive in the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Miami Beach.

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