Leopold and Franziska Brodmann in Shanghai

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  • Photo taken in:
    Shanghai
    Country name at time of photo:
    Republic of China
    Country name today:
    China

That’s a picture of my parents in Shanghai. Both of them managed to escape from Austria.

In Shanghai, my dad staged Viennese operettas for Chinese and Japanese people. He learned the operettas by heart in Japanese, and he staged them together with actors from Germany. He was very successful. My mum opened a small Viennese café, the “Wiener Stüberl”. She baked apple-strudel and other pastries.
 

Interview details

Interviewee: Kurt Brodmann
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2002
Wien, Austria

KEY PERSON

Leopold Brodmann
Jewish name:
Rachela
Year of birth:
1892
City of birth:
Vienna
Year of death:
1965
City of death:
Vienna
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Actor, sales representative
after WW II:
Sales representative

Other Person

Franziska Brodmann
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Lviv
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
Year of death:
1989
City of death:
Vienna
Country of death:
Austria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Goldstaub
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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