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Visiting James Simon 

Filmmaker: Gerda Leopold

Year of production: 2022

Runtime: 12 minutes


Welcome to Berlin, it is 1915 and James Simon, the renowned art collector is giving us a private tour of his most prized possessions. But it is James Simon’s story that is compelling, a man who founded institutions for the poor and who donated his collected works to museums, but whose name was erased by Nazis. Only recently has his collection and name been reinstated. An art collection is not about the art, but it is about the personality of the collector. 

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