A visionary's unfinished contribution to Jerusalem's skyline
The public buildings that Erich Mendelsohn, a German-Jewish architect, designed in the capital in the first half of the 20th century are thought to be a potential 'gold mine.'
For Erich Mendelsohn, the German-Jewish architect who immigrated to Palestine in 1934, the sky really was the limit. The prospering architect, whose ascent in Germany was halted when the Nazis came to power, renewed his energies in Palestine, enchanted by the prehistoric landscapes. But the revival was not to last. Only eight years passed until Mendelsohn left for the United States, where he remained until his...
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