Events Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Rebuilding from the Ashes

Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place Cambridge MA 02138

Add to Calendar 2019-10-24T19:00:00 2019-10-24T20:30:00 America/New_York Rebuilding from the Ashes Architect, Mosse family member, and Chair of Lesley University's Board of Trustees Hans Strauch will speak about the reclamation of the Mosse family's place in Berlin after WWII. Washburn Auditorium, 10 Phillips Place Cambridge, MA 02138
Image of a building destroyed by Allied bombing during World War II

Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series

REBUILDING FROM THE ASHES
featuring Hans Strauch

Thursday, October 24
7 p.m.

Lesley University's Brattle Campus
Washburn Auditorium
10 Phillips Place, Cambridge
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Prominent Berlin publishers, philanthropists, and art collectors, the Mosse family became the targets of Nazi anti-Semitism when their flagship newspaper was critical of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialists. The family was forced to leave Germany in 1933, leaving behind their grand residence The Mosse Palais and extensive art collection which were confiscated by the Nazis. The Mosse Palais was destroyed by Allied bombings.

In 1998, architect Hans Strauch, a member of the Mosse Family, designed the reincarnation of the former residence, reclaiming the family’s place in the center of Berlin and rekindling a family legacy of art and philanthropy. Strauch is Chair of Lesley University Board of Trustees and has endowed the Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series. 

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. Learn more about the family story here.

Hans Strauch at the podium
Hans Strauch, Chair of the Board of Trustees and Mosse family member