Ludwig Neurath von Neudenegg

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About Ludwig Neurath von Neudenegg

Birth year per Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna:

  • Year 1866, Wien
  • Last Name Neurath Edler von Neudenegg
  • First Name Ludwig
  • Parents/Annotation Michael/Reiss Helene

Birth day/month per list of Austrians with bank accounts @ time of Holocaust,

Married 1891 to Helene von Frankfurter, Tempelgasse ( Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna), Volume E, Date 01 March 1891 Number 93.


From an odd URL -- -- turned up by Google:

  • "Ludwig Neurath, der ab 19. Juni 1939 in einer Pension in Wien VIII. gemeldet war, meldete sich am 22. August. 1939 nach London ab."

From URL

  • "Ludwig Neurath prepared his escape to Britain in 1939, fled to London in August 1939, where he died in 1941."

From the art provenance research site

  • Ludwig Neurath of Neudenegg: 17.8.1866 Vienna -- 17.3.1941 Torquay, United Kingdom [Torquay is a seaside resort town on the English Channel in Devon, south west England]. The chairman of the Creditanstalt for Commerce and Industry and Ludwig Neurath von Neudenegg, who was widowed in 1907, owned an important art collection consisting of paintings, miniatures, sculptures, porcelain, furniture and a library, which was protected by the Federal Monuments Office in 1921. With the National Socialist seizure of power, the Jew Ludwig Neurath was exposed to the growing persecution. The property declaration dated 15 July 1938 summed up his mobile assets only summarily: "carpets, silverware, porcelain, glasses, clocks and paintings" worth 11,500 RM. However, an undated letter fragment, probably written at the beginning of August 1938 by the art expert Ivo Hans Gayrsperg for the Central Office for Monument Protection, also shows the oil painting "Cholera Chapel" by Jakob Alt under point 3 of "Director Ludwig Neurath, Vienna I. Karlsplatz 1". When Ludwig Neurath prepared his escape to Britain in 1939, the Viennese forwarder Reitter, which was apparently commissioned by him, turned to the Central Office for the Preservation of Monuments at the beginning of March 1939 in order to stimulate a visit to various works of art belonging to Neurath. Shortly thereafter, the expert and estimator Eugen Primavesi prepared an appraisal report on the art objects in Neurath's apartment. This included ten carpets with dimensions and 53 works by Austrian painters, including the painting by Jakob Alt. Parts of Neuraths art collection, stored in June 1939 at the Wiener Spedition Reitter, were released for export and taken for transport to Hamburg. Jakob Alt's "Cholera Chapel" was not among them. Presumably, it came to finance the flight into the art trade. In any case, Bruno Grimschitz, head of the Austrian Gallery, tried in May 1939 at the office of the Reichsstattheater in Vienna for the sale of a painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller from the inventory of the Austrian Gallery, to raise money for the purchase of the oil painting by Jakob Alt Landschaft with the cholera chapel to acquire at Baden. His request was granted and the work was acquired by art dealer Marie Wolfrum in 1939. What happened to the library of Ludwig Neurath is unknown. Neurath fled to London in August 1939, where he died in 1941. His two sons Ernst and Wilhelm Theodor were able to escape to Cuba and England. In 2010, the Art Restitution Advisory Council decided to return Jakob Alt's "Cholera Chapel" from the holdings of the Austrian gallery to the legal successors to Ludwig Neurath, as the painting had to be sold demonstrably under pressure from the persecution.
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Ludwig Neurath von Neudenegg's Timeline

August 17, 1866
Vienna, Austria
December 29, 1892
Vienna, Austria
February 8, 1897
Vienna, Austria

Year 1897
Numerative 409
Code 1
Volume Wien
Last Name Neurath von Neudenegg
First Name Stefan
Parents/Annotation Ludwig, Edler/Frankfurter Helene, von

+ brother Wilhelm's birth record.

March 14, 1900
Vienna, Austria

Year 1900
Numerative 740
Code 1
Volume Wien
Last Name Neurath von Neudenegg
First Name Wilhelm Theodor
Parents/Annotation Ludwig, Edler/Frankfurter Helene, von

March 17, 1941
Age 74
Torquay, Devon, England (United Kingdom)