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Object ID

2019.2.222

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

1914

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Description

Postcard with black and white image of a woman, “Frida Weber ‘Mignon’” printed in white in upper left corner, signature in bottom right corner.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Frida Weber was a noted Jewish opera singer in Germany. She had been married to the popular Berlin singer Alexander Flessburg. Ms. Weber-Flassburg had recorded operas, songs, and operatic melodies, some with her husband. In this postcard she is pictured in the opera Mignon. After Hitler came to power in 1933, Frida Weber-Flessburg as a Jewish musician was banned from singing. Indeed, her name had appeared in the infamous Lexikon der Juden in der Musik. Subsequently her marriage failed, and after 1939, with the outbreak of WWII, she would be working in the armaments industry for the German army. Along with several other residents of her Berlin apartment building, she was ultimately picked up by the Gestapo in January 1943 and after a brief internment in a Berlin transit camp, Freda was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau where she was murdered.

Dimensions

5 1/2 x 3 1/2"

Keywords

Frida Weber-Flessburg, Alexander Flessburg

Subcollection

Pre-1933: Jewish Life in Europe before Holocaust

Frida Weber Signed Postcard

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