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THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE HAROLD A. HARTOG SOLD TO BENEFIT THE HAROLD A. AND INGEBORG L. HARTOG FOUNDATION (LOTS 114-131)
In the nineteen-thirties Harold Hartog began his business career. He
was a descendant of a founder of Unilever, one of the world's largest
industrial and commercial conglomerates. Mr. Hartog served as Chairman of Unilever's International Board of Directors and played an important role in building its German subsidiaries.
Harold Hartog was an avid supporter of Israel. He was the benefactor
behind the founding of the Harold Hartog School of Government and
Policy, which is situated in the Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University, Israel's largest university. He
supported the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, as well as the building
that houses the institute for Cereal Crops Improvement.
In 2005 Mr. Hartog established the charitable foundation Harold A.
Hartog und Ingeborg L. Hartog-Stifftung. He will be remembered for
his social commitment and his generosity. The focus of the foundation
lies in the aid of elderly people, youth welfare service, development
aid, international understanding and official recognized/acknowledged
associations of welfare work.
Over decades Mr. Hartog was a great supporter of the Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and the circle of friends of the museum, the
Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft. As an honorary member of this
association/society, he shaped in a particular way the department for
far eastern art and donated his eminent collection of Chinese
porcelain. Furthermore he influenced the daily work of the museum and
the rebuilding of parts of the museum. The Hartog-Flgel and the
Hartog-Galerie at the Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe was named
During his lifetime Mr. Hartog received many English and Dutch decorations.