Holodomor
Innitzer album dedication page
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photograph albums
Description
Alexander's dedication statement that appears on the inside of the front cover to an album with the title: “Die Hungertragödie in Südrussland 1933.” [The Tragedy of Famine in South Russia 1933.]

In September 1933, Cardinal Theodor Innitzer of Vienna, the presiding Roman Catholic archbishop in Austria at the time, had created a widely publicized interfaith humanitarian relief committee to assist the victims of starvation in the USSR, particularly those in Ukraine and the German colonies in Russia. The Soviet government in Moscow, however, emphatically denied the existence of famine and the committee’s efforts were turned down. Nevertheless, Wienerberger compiled an album of 25 photographs depicting Kharkiv’s “tragedy of famine” which he presented, with his signature, as a token of appreciation to the Cardinal for his efforts.

Alexander's dedication statement appears on the inside of the front cover to his presentation album.
Inscriptions
Sr. Eminenz Kardinal Erzbischof Dr. Theodor Innitzer in dankbarer Verehrung gewidmet von Ing. A. Wienerberger. [dedicated to His eminence, Cardinal Archbishop Dr. Theodor Innitzer with grateful respect, from Engineer A. Wienerberger.]
Date of Original
1933
Date Of Event
1933
Dimensions
Width: 24 cm
Height: 13.8 cm
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Innitzer, Theodor
Local identifier
PD26
Collection
Alexander Wienerberger: Innitzer album
Language of Item
German
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder
Samara Pearce https://www.samarapearce.com/
Recommended Citation
Wienerberger, Alexander. Die Hungertragödie in Südrussland 1933: Album Presented by the Photographer to Cardinal Theodor Innitzer of Vienna. Vienna: Diözesanarchiv der Erzdiözese, [1934]. Dedication page. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3644883/data
Location of Original
Diözesanarchiv - Bibliothek, Vienna, Austria. Please contact this archive for official reproductions.
Terms of Use
Rightsholder requests that the name of the photographer, Alexander Wienerberger, accompany each authentic reproduction of his work.
Reproduction Notes
Reproduced with the permission of rightsholder Samara Pearce and the Diözesanarchiv - Bibliothek, Vienna, Austria.
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Innitzer album dedication page


Alexander's dedication statement that appears on the inside of the front cover to an album with the title: “Die Hungertragödie in Südrussland 1933.” [The Tragedy of Famine in South Russia 1933.]

In September 1933, Cardinal Theodor Innitzer of Vienna, the presiding Roman Catholic archbishop in Austria at the time, had created a widely publicized interfaith humanitarian relief committee to assist the victims of starvation in the USSR, particularly those in Ukraine and the German colonies in Russia. The Soviet government in Moscow, however, emphatically denied the existence of famine and the committee’s efforts were turned down. Nevertheless, Wienerberger compiled an album of 25 photographs depicting Kharkiv’s “tragedy of famine” which he presented, with his signature, as a token of appreciation to the Cardinal for his efforts.

Alexander's dedication statement appears on the inside of the front cover to his presentation album.