Narratives and abstracts from tape recordings made by Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoner Adolf Frankl, Tattoo number B 14395
Letter from Adolf Frankl to his family. He wrote it in the Slovakian collecting and concentration camp in Sereď. Father’s long-time devoted employee, Ms. Gizela (Gizi) Somogyi, smuggled it out of the camp under life-threatening conditions and gave it to Frankl's wife, Renée, who at that time was in hiding in a bunker in Bratislava.
Four years ago, a gallery was opened on the Judenplatz in the centre of Vienna not far from St. Stephan's Cathedral and at the centre of the Jewish remembrance area; this gallery still stands in the shadows of two great exhibitions – the one in the Misrachi House and in the other in the outbuilding of the Jewish Museum. In the Art Forum, Thomas Frankl exhibits pictures executed by his father, Adolf Frankl, a survivor of Auschwitz. The exhibition is composed of documents and vibrant, expressive works of art.
Renée Frankl’s reply to her husband's letter. She wrote this from one of her hiding places in Bratislava and their devoted employee, Mrs. Gizela (Gizi) Somogyi, smuggled the letter to Adolf Frankl who was being held in the collecting and concentration camp in Sereď, Slovakia.
Speech by Prof. Dr. Dieter Ronte (Art Historian, Director of the Kunstmuseum, Bonn) at the Opening of the ArtForum Gallery Judenplatz 2 in Vienna, on October 24, 2006, with works by Adolf Frankl "Visions from the Inferno – Art Against Oblivion"
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