David D’Arcy


The Hyperbolic Philanthropy of James Simon

By David D’Arcy

The Hyperbolic Philanthropy of James Simon
James Simon (1851–1932), a Jewish cotton magnate from Berlin, was a museum benefactor of such magnitude that his current obscurity is astounding at best and a scandal at worst. As his biography finally emerges from anonymity, so does one story of the Jewish philanthropy that made Berlin a cultural capital.Read More



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