Holodomor
Abandoned factory in Kharkiv that Alexander Wienerberger was assigned to retrofit
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Book illustrations
Description
The factory bears its original sign (indistinct in the photo) that the photographer translates into German as "Lederfabrik 1918" [leather factory 1918]. Wienerberger was assigned to transform this building into a fully operational plastics manufacturing factory within a year.
The windows are missing and assorted machinery parts lay scattered in the yard. The caption states that the factory is in Kalten Berg, the German translation of a district of Kharkiv known as “Холодна Гора” [Cold Mountain].
Notes
Photo taken winter-spring, 1932-1933.

Photo source: Wienerberger, Alexander. Hart Auf Hart. 15 Jahre Ingenieur in Sowjetrussland. Ein Tatsachenbericht; mit 52 Original-Leicaaufnahmen des Verfassers. Salzburg, Leipzig: Pustet, 1939. f.p.33.; description appears on p.171.

Hart auf hart was Alexander Wienerberger’s memoir of his career as a chemical engineer and technical manager in the Soviet Union through most of 1917 – 1933. Three of the chapters deal exclusively with his period in Ukraine, where he was tasked with retrofitting and managing a factory in Kharkiv from autumn 1932 – late summer 1933.
Inscriptions
Die Fabrik am kalten Berge [The factory on Cold Mountain (Холодна Гора)]
Date of Publication
1933
Date Of Event
1933
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Wienerberger, Alexander
Language of Item
German; Ukrainian
Copyright Statement
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Copyright Holder
Samara Pearce https://www.samarapearce.com/
Recommended Citation
Wienerberger, Alexander. Hart auf Hart. 15 Jahre Ingenieur in Sowjetrussland. Ein Tatsachenbericht; mit 52 Original-Leicaaufnahmen des Verfassers. Salzburg, Leipzig: Pustet, 1939. f.p.33. Retrieved from:
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Abandoned factory in Kharkiv that Alexander Wienerberger was assigned to retrofit


The factory bears its original sign (indistinct in the photo) that the photographer translates into German as "Lederfabrik 1918" [leather factory 1918]. Wienerberger was assigned to transform this building into a fully operational plastics manufacturing factory within a year.
The windows are missing and assorted machinery parts lay scattered in the yard. The caption states that the factory is in Kalten Berg, the German translation of a district of Kharkiv known as “Холодна Гора” [Cold Mountain].