Holodomor
Soviet Health Commissar's summer residence in Crimea
Description
Creator
Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Text
Item Type
Photographs
Description
The photographer shows a former palace that had been converted into a summer residence for the highest ranking Health Minister of the USSR.

Crimea, a part of Soviet Russia at the time, was a popular location for sanatoriums and holiday resorts available to Communist party officials, with some reserved as a reward for high performance workers and foreign consultants and their families.
Wienerberger's wife became ill in 1933 and was allowed to go to a health sanatorium in Crimea. She reported to her husband that there was barely enough to eat. As described in his memoir, Hart auf hart, he quickly bought some provisions at a Torgsin and threatened a postal official in order to get the package delivered to her.
Overwhelmed by the stresses he endured in Kharkiv, Wienerberger also spent a brief period of time in Crimea to recuperate at the conclusion of his assignment in the autumn of 1933.
Notes
Photo source: Wienerberger, Alexander. Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Unpublished and undated album in the private collection of Samara Pearce. p.19b.

For further details and a listing of originals and versions published through 1939 with their captions, see Related Features at right.

Inscriptions
Caption on Red album page: "Krim, wie bist Du schön!" [Crimea, how beautiful you are!]
Date of Original
fall 1933
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 13.8cm
Image Height: 9.1cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
PD138
Geographic Coverage
  • Republic of Crimea, Ukraine
    Latitude: 45 Longitude: 34
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. 1933. "Krim, wie bist Du schön!" Das Arbeiterparadies. U.d.S.S.R. (also known as the Red Album). Private collection of Samara Pearce, n.d. p.19b. Retrieved from: http://vitacollections.ca/HREC-holodomorphotodirectory/3657591/data
Location of Original
Private collection of Samara Pearce. Please contact Ms. Pearce for reproductions from the original.
Terms of Use
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. Source: Private collection of Samara Pearce.
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Soviet Health Commissar's summer residence in Crimea


The photographer shows a former palace that had been converted into a summer residence for the highest ranking Health Minister of the USSR.

Crimea, a part of Soviet Russia at the time, was a popular location for sanatoriums and holiday resorts available to Communist party officials, with some reserved as a reward for high performance workers and foreign consultants and their families.
Wienerberger's wife became ill in 1933 and was allowed to go to a health sanatorium in Crimea. She reported to her husband that there was barely enough to eat. As described in his memoir, Hart auf hart, he quickly bought some provisions at a Torgsin and threatened a postal official in order to get the package delivered to her.
Overwhelmed by the stresses he endured in Kharkiv, Wienerberger also spent a brief period of time in Crimea to recuperate at the conclusion of his assignment in the autumn of 1933.