The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss - Chapters 23, 24 and 25 Summary & Analysis

Edmund de Waal
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Chapter 23: Eldorado 5-0050

Elisabeth received a doctorate in law in 1924. Gisela married a Spanish banker named Alfred Bauer from a rich Jewish family. Elisabeth married a young Dutchman, Hendrik de Waal. He was well-traveled and sophisticated and was the only child of a wealthy merchant family. De Waal was a Christian and the couple married in an Anglican church in Paris where the young couple settled. Henk was not a competent businessman and lost a lot of his and other people's money. Iggie went on to the University to study economics although he had shown no talent for business. After college, Iggie was given a position at a German bank but years later commented that being a Jewish banker in Germany in the Depression was unwise. Iggie became frightened for his safety and fled to Paris where he worked at a third-rate fashion...

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