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Adam, Leonhard
Date of birth: 1891
Date of death: 1960
Biography: Adam was born in 1891 in Berlin. He became a district judge, but being part Jewish he sought refuge in London, teaching at the University of London. He published "Primitive Art" in 1940. Interned as an enemy alien on 16 May 1940, he was shipped to Australia on the "Dunera" and became Pro-rector of the "Collegium Taturense" at the Tatura Internment Camp. Released on parole on 29 May 1942, he taught Primitive Art and Anthropology in the University of Melbourne History Department, 1943-1960, and built up an ethnological collection. He died suddenly of heart disease in Bonn in 1960.
Activities/Occupation: Academics - Anthropology
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