Hans Meyer Zwi Kroch

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Hans Meyer Zwi Kroch

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Death: February 07, 1970 (82)
Jerusalem, Israel
Place of Burial: Sanhedrija cemetery, Jerusalem
Immediate Family:

Son of Martin Samuel Schmaryahu Kroch and Hermine Marion (Hendele) Risch
Husband of Ella Baruch
Father of Ruth Kroch; Ernst Jakob Leopold Kroch; Private; Private and Hedda Hermine Marion Kroch
Brother of Kurt (Curt) Isaac Kroch; Emmy Monasch (Monash); Fanny Louise (Liese) Kroch; Fritz (Falk) Jehoshua Kroch; Margarete (Grete) Kroch and 2 others

Occupation: Banker (in Leipzig) (emigrated to Australia, then Argentina)
Managed by: Raziel Yohai Seckbach
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About Hans Meyer Zwi Kroch

In 1922, Hans Kroch joined his father’s banking business and subsequently became the owner of the private bank Kroch jr. KG. In 1928, he had the first tower block built in Leipzig on Augustusplatz. He also financed the construction of the housing complex nowadays known as the Kroch Estate in Neu-Gohlis. In 1938, Kroch was arrested and deported to Buchenwald concentration camp. He was released in 1939 in return for relinquishing his bank’s assets and emigrated to Israel.

Hans Kroch was the owner of the Holyland Hotel. In memory of his son Jacob, who fell in Israel's War of Independence, he had the model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period, a Jerusalem cultural landmark, built. It opened on the grounds of the hotel in 1966. In 2006 it was transferred to the Israel Museum campus.

See: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Kroch

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Hans Meyer Zwi Kroch's Timeline

June 3, 1887
Leipzig, Germany
August 4, 1920
Age 33
November 22, 1923
Age 36
Leipzig, Germany
December 24, 1929
Age 42
February 7, 1970
Age 82
Jerusalem, Israel