Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum, Tatura
This is a pastel portrait of Friedrich Goldschmied by Robert Hoffman.
This pastel portrait by Robert Hoffman is of Friedrich Goldschmied. He was born in a Polish village on 28/05/ 1912, then part of the Austro - nHungarian empire, but lived for the early part of his life in Vienna. By 1938/39 he and his stepfather, as Jews,fled across Europe and somehow ended up in England by 1940. His Mother, who refused to believe the danger,sadly ended in one of the camps. In England he was interned as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man. Refusing to join the Pioneer Corps he was a passenger on the notorious Dunera. I am sure you know this nasty bit of history and remained in the camp in Tatura, as far as I know, until returning to England in 1947.As you see from the portrait it was drawn in 1941 by Robert Hoffman, also an internee in Tatura.He married in 11/02/1954 and died in 29/10/1978.His wife died last year.
This portrait was drawn by Robert Hoffman, in camp 2 at Tatura.
Lurline Knee is responsible for writing the history of this artist and Friedrich Goldschmied.