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Leo Baeck Institute is happy to represent the new book: Jewish horticultural schools and training centers in Germany and their impact on horticulture and landscape architecture in Palestine / Israel, edited by Tal Alon-Mozes, Irene Aue-Ben David and Joachim Wolschke-Bulman.

This volume deals with Jewish horticultural schools in Germany and examines their impact on agricultural architecture, landscaping and Horticulture in Israel/Palestine. It brings together the ideas of a symposium on the same topic which was held in September 2016 at the Leo Baeck Institute Jerusalem, in collaboration with the Leo Baeck Institute, the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning of the Technion, Haifa, and the Center of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture of Leibniz University Hannover.

The volume presents four main chapters: the first chapter “Hachsharot in Context”, deals with the context and the changing role of Jewish agricultural training in Germany and training in the time of the Nazi rule. In the second chapter “Perceptions of Nature” the ideas of the Jewish youth movement and the Hachshara members about nature and landscape and the perceptions of nature are discussed. The third chapter “Hachsharot in Germany and Palestine” presents papers on Jewish horticultural training centers in Germany in the regions of Hannover and Berlin/Brandenburg, as well as on Gross-Gaglow, a cooperative Jewish settlement located near Cottbus, and in Kibbutizm in Eretz Israel such as Kfar Ruppin and Sde Eliyahu.

 The concluding chapter ” Beyond Hachsharot.” deals with the lives and works of female Jewish gardeners and garden architects in Vienna. The chapter also deals with the memorial and documentation center established at the site of the former Israelitische Gartenbauschule Ahlem (Jewish Horticultural School Ahlem) in Hannover.

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