Heinrich Mendelssohn

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Heinrich Mendelssohn (21 February 1881 – 7 August 1959) was a Berlin building tycoon.

Mendelssohn was born in Posen, German Empire today Poznań, Poland in 1881. In cooperation with Albert Heilmann, Mendelssohn constructed the Europahaus (House of Europe) in Berlin, which today houses the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. He emigrated during the Third Reich, and died in Geneva, Switzerland in 1959.

A claimed connection to the family of the famous Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn has not yet been confirmed. He is most likely the father [illegitimately] of the British actor Daniel Gerroll, whose mother was Heinrich's paramour from 1949 to 1959.