The Israeli Philharmonic
An American tourist in Tel Aviv was about to enter the impressive Mann
Auditorium to take in a concert by the Israel Philharmonic. He was
admiring the unique architecture, the sweeping lines of the entrance,
and the modern decor throughout the building. Finally he turned to his
escort and asked if the building was named for Thomas Mann, the
"No," his friend said, "it's named for Fredric Mann, from Philadelphia."
"Really? I never heard of him. What did he write?"