The painter and graphic artist Jacob Pins was born on January 17th, 1917 in Hoexter. In 1936 he left Germany for Palestine fleeing from the anti-semitic persecution of the National Socialists.
After the fall of the Third Reich, he renewed his contacts with his native town of Hoexter and in 2003 donated a comprehensive portion of his art to the town. In recognition of his reconciliation efforts, the town of Hoexter awarded him an honorary citizenship in September 2003. Jacob Pins died in Jerusalem on December 4th, 2005.
The Jacob Pins Society, founded towards the end of 2002, administers the hundreds of items comprising the donated art. Furthermore, in addition to the documentation and publicity regarding the artistic accomplishments of Jacob Pins, the Society’s goal is to provide a venue also for other selected contemporary artists.
Along with the administration of the donated works, the Jacob Pins Society has accepted the duty to commemorate the memory of Jacob Pins’ parents, Dr. Leo and Ida Pins, as well as all other Hoexter Jews who became victims of the holocaust and to create awareness of this by means of a permanent exhibition.
The exhibits and memorial site is located at the seat of the Jacob Pins Society in the “Adelshof” building. The Adelshof Heisterman von Ziehlberg, an example of the Weser Renaissance, has been renovated and now offers areas for exhibits, lectures and memorials.
Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
Adults: 3.50 €
Reduced: 2.50 €
Members of the Jacob Pins Society: free
Family ticket (3 people or more): 8.00 €
Groups (10 people or more): 2.50 € per person
Groups of students (10 people or more): 1,50 € per person
We charge 25.00 € for a guided tour of about one hour, plus the price of the tickets.
Please contact us for further information.
phone +49 (0)5271/6947441
fax +49 (0)5271/6947442
or Mr. Dr. Dieter Schuler, phone +49 (0)5271/951358
Guided tours organized an leaded by other parties can be arranged by previous appointment.