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Hand colored etching of Cathedral Square in Passau created by Emil Singer

Object | Accession Number: 1989.300.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Hand colored etching of views of Frankfurt, Germany, created by Emil Singer circa 1930 in Vienna, Austria. After Nazi Germany annexed Austria in March 1938, Singer increased his efforts to obtain visas to leave the country with his wife Grete. Their efforts were unsuccessful. The couple was deported on May 12, 1942, and presumed murdered in Izbica concentration camp.
    Artwork Title
    Scenes of Frankfurt
    creation:  approximately 1930
    depiction: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    creation: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph E. Ellovich
    Artist: Emil Singer
    Subject: Emil Singer
    Emil Singer was born on August 17, 1881, in Gaya, Moravia (Kyjov, Czech Republic) to Jewish parents. Singer, an artist and engraver, resided in Vienna, Austria, and was an Austrian citizen. In March 1938, Austria was absorbed into Nazi Germany. Singer and his wife Margarete (Grete) sought visas to escape the persecution of Jews by the new regime. He corresponded with and sold artwork to contacts in the United States in hopes of emigrating to that country. On May 12, 1942, Emil and Grete were deported to Poland and presumed murdered in Izbica concentration camp.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Etching (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Hand colored etching with an image of Frankfurt on Main, a street corner in old Frankfort, and the Cathedral spire. It is an oval composition, matted and framed.
    overall: Height: 22.500 inches (57.15 cm) | Width: 17.125 inches (43.498 cm) | Depth: 0.875 inches (2.223 cm)
    pictorial area: Height: 14.250 inches (36.195 cm) | Width: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, glass, metal, adhesive

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    Administrative Notes

    The etching was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Joseph Ellovich.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:10
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