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In Search of my Grandfather Johannes Ilmari Auerbach/John Ivor Allenby
15 March 2021 8:00 pm
On Monday 15 March at 8pm, Jilly Allenby will talk about her fascinating grandfather, the German-born Johannes Ilmari Auerbach (1899-1950). Born into an artistic and intellectual Jewish family in Silesia, he studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar in 1921. Auerbach subsequently worked as a sculptor in Paris, before returning to Germany in 1932. Imprisoned in 1933–35, he managed to escape to England in 1938 where he changed his name to John Ivor Allenby.
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