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Dr. Erich Friedrich Fritz Schweinburg

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: July 7, 1959 (69)
Rochester, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Emanuel Moritz Schweinburg and Leontine Schweinburg
Husband of Rosa Schweinburg
Father of Maria Raina Leonora Fehl
Brother of Erwin Paul Selby; Franz Richard Schweinburg and Evelyn Schweinburg

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About Dr. Erich Friedrich Fritz Schweinburg

Geburtseintrag 1890 Quelle GenTeam

Heirat 1920 Rosa Gussmann Quelle GenTeam

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Erich Fritz Schweinburg - Wikipedia


Erich Fritz Schweinburg (November 6, 1890 – July 7, 1959) was a Jewish-Austrian writer and attorney. He is best known for writing Eine weite Reise, published in Austria, his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in Dachau concentration camp in Nazi Germany.

Early life

Schweinburg was born in Nikolsburg, Moravia. Schweinburg was born on June 11, 1890, in Nikolsburg, Moravia. He was the eldest son of Emanuel and Leontine (née Czinczar). His younger brothers were Erwin and Franz. The family were builders. In Nikolsburg Moravia, there was a residential street named for [1] his relative Emil Schweinburg*** (cf. below) a benefactor of Jews and Christians alike: Emil Schweinburg Strasse now called Husova Street. It was the hub street in the Jewish Ghetto. [2]


Schweinburg practiced in the law courts of Vienna. In New York, as an attorney, with Henrietta Kierman he compiled a "Bibliography on Political, Economic and Social Backgrounds of Certain European Countries", for the Department of Statistics in 1944 at the Russell Sage foundation. [3]. In 1945 he wrote the book "Law Training in Continental Europe, Its Principles and Public Function". [4]

Writing career

Schweinburg was an author of novels, short stories. He also published a public service book entitled Law Training in Continental Europe: Its Principles and Public Function [5].

He is best known for his autobiographical work Eine Weite Reise, Wien : Löcker, 1988.

New York and Vermont

Schweinburg worked for the Russell Sage Foundation.

Personal life

Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Schweinburg attended the University of Vienna. He became an attorney. He and Rosa Gussman married in Austria and had one child, Raina Schweinburg.


Eine weite Reise, Schweinburg, Erich F.. - Wien : Löcker, 1988

Law training in continental Europe,Schweinburg, Erich F.. - New York, NY : Russell Sage Foundation, 1945

Ein Weg zur Vorbereitung des menschlichen Singapparates für den Kunstgesang, Schweinburg, Ernst. - Wien : Europ. Verl., 1937

Das Europäische Speditionsrecht, Wien VI : Zoll-Speditions- u. Schiffahrtszeitung, 1929

Berliner politische Nachrichten, Berlin : Schweinburg

  • ** Geni - Emil Emanuel Mendl Schweinburg (1854-1919)- New York

Emil Emanuel Mendl Schweinburg

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Dr. Erich Friedrich Fritz Schweinburg's Timeline

June 11, 1890
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
August 23, 1920
Age 30
Vienna, Austria
July 7, 1959
Age 69
Rochester, United States