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Gidoni [née Mandelstamm], Elsalocked

(b Riga, Latvia, March 12, 1901; d Washington, DC, April 19, 1978).
  • Despina Stratigakos

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American architect of Latvian birth, active also in Palestine. Gidoni was a Berlin-based architect who was among those who fled Nazi persecution and helped to bring European modernism to Palestine and the USA. She attended the Academy of Arts in St Petersburg in Russia and received further training at the Berlin Technical University, but did not graduate with a degree. In ...

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