Fischer Verlag

Since 2003 Professor Schoeps served as spokesman of the heirs of the banker Paul by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to the restitution of various works of art from their possession. Beginning of 2009 occurred in this issue to a comparison with the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of modern art in New York City. The heritage of the Mendelssohn – biography of a family Julius H. SCHOEPS, S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a. M.

2009, 496 pp., colour illustrations, hardcover, ISBN 9783100736062; Price 29.95 euro background 100th anniversary of death of Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy that descendants of silk merchant and philosopher Moses Mendelssohn as bourgeois dynasty of bankers, artists and scholars over five generations of Germany’s cultural and economic history shaped. Through the Berlin banker Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1846-1909) Bornicke near Bernau joins the list of venues of for their success. Ernst of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy acquired the Manor of Bornicke 1892. Here he spent his summers with his wife Marie Alexandrine (b. Warsaw) and his children every year. in 1875, he had the lead of Bankhaus Mendelssohn together with Franz von Mendelssohn & Co. taken over. His business successes, the outstanding position of his banking House and his excellent connections allowed him access to the highest circles of society.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was extensively who worked for artistic, social and scientific purposes. So he supported, for example, the Berlin museums, but also individual artists, health and education facilities, the poor help and promote geographical studies. The Funeral Chapel in Bornicke and others reminiscent of his commitment to the community. The close connection of the family to Bornicke reflected therein, that Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, died when he in 1909 at the age of 63 years, both his wife and his eldest son in Bornicke were buried. Location: Schloss Bornicke Ernst Thalmann str. 1 16321 Bernau near Berlin OT Bornicke date: Saturday, 26.9.2009 start: 16:00 entrance: 8,00 euro cards: Forderverein Castle and estate Bornicke e.V. 03338 709338 Tourist Office Bernau Mayor InStr. 4 Tel. 03338 761919 the Foundation of the Forderverein Castle and estate Bornicke e.V. collects donations for the preservation of the Castle Bornicke as cultural-historical monument. Monetary and in-kind donations of private persons and institutions help to provide diverse services of the restoration of the Castle Bornicke and complement the State support.

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