Menachem Birnbaum

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Menachem Birnbaum (born 1893 in Vienna, died probably 1944), was an Austrian Jewish book illustrator and portrait painter.

Life

Birnbaum was the second son of the Jewish philosopher Nathan Birnbaum and his wife Rosa Korngut. Birnbaum later married Ernestine (Tina) Esther Helfmann, with whom he had two children: Rafael Zwi and Hana. Birnbaum lived in Berlin from 1911 until 1914 and again from 1919 until 1933. He then emigrated to the Netherlands. In the spring of 1943 he was arrested by the Gestapo and with his relatives sent to a German Nazi concentration camp where he was murdered by the Nazis. Menachem and his family Tina, Rafael Zwi, and Hana Birnbaum died in Sobibór in 1943.[1]

Works

  • Das Hohe Lied (The High Song), Berlin 1912
  • Der Aschmedaj (Newspaper), Berlin-Warsaw 1912
  • Schlemiel (Newspaper), Berlin 1919-1920 (Schriftleitung des künstlerischen Teils)
  • Chad Gadjo, Berlin 1920
  • Chad Gadjo, Scheveningen 1935
  • Menachem Birnbaum Zeigt, Den Haag 1937

Literature

  • Kitty Zijlmans, Jüdische Künstler im Exil: Uriel und Menachem Birnbaum; in: Hans Wuerzner (Hg.), Österreichische Exilliteratur in den Niederlanden 1934-1940, Amsterdam 1986

References

  1. "German Bundesarchiv Memorial Book for Austrian Holocaust Victims". Retrieved 26 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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