Soviet Health Commissar's summer residence in Crimea
- Wienerberger, Alexander, 1891-1955, Photographer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- 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.
- 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 Unpublished and undated album in the private collection of Samara Pearce.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.
- 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
- Local identifier
- 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.
- 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.