Munio Weinraub

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Munio Weinraub at Bauhaus school, Germany 1930

Munio Weinraub (1909–1970) was an Israeli architect. Some 8,000 buildings around the country, including the Holocaust memorial at Yad Vashem and the central synagogue in Haifa are based on his designs.[1]


Munio Weinraub and Louis Kahn.

Munio Weinraub is one of the only Israeli architects who studied at the Bauhaus school, with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and later worked under him on numerous projects. He later immigrated to Palestine and opened an architecture office despite never completing his formal studies.

Personal life and Books[edit]

Weinraub died in 1970. In 1994 Richard Ingersoll published the book titled Munio Gitai Weinraub: Bauhaus architect in Eretz Israel.[2] Centre Pompidou also released a book on Weinraub in 2001.

Weinraub's son is filmmaker Amos Gitai, whose 2012 documentary, Lullaby to My Father, is a tribute to Weinraub.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Influence of Bauhaus on Architecture in Early Palestine and Israel
  2. ^ Richard Ingersoll, Munio Gitai Weimraub' Boahaus Architect in Eretz Israel, Electa Milano, 1994 p. 11-17

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