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Robert Danneberg

The Institute received an extraordinary supplement to the archives of Robert Danneberg (1885-1942). Danneberg was an important man in the Austrian and International socialist movement. On the day of the Anschluss, he tried to flee with his two children to Czechoslovakia. His wife, Gertrud Schröbler, was to joint them the next day. But the train was stopped at the border and forced to return to Vienna. There Danneberg was immediately arrested. The children and their mother were later allowed to emigrate to London. Robert Danneberg was killed in Auschwitz in 1942. The supplement consists of letters by Danneberg to his family from German concentration camps. It also includes an extensive correspondence between Jakob Danneberg and his future wife during their engagement in the 1880s. Jakob Danneberg, originally from Budapest, in 1892 in Vienna founded the satirical periodical Pschütt-Karikaturen and owned an advertising agency.
Brief archival description
Posted: February 2010