Arthur Blumenfeld

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Arthur Blumenfeld
Profession circus artist
Personal details
Born 1889-05 in Germany
Dead 1951-12-17 Fuldastrasse 42, Berlon-Neukölln in Germany

Spouse(s) Vicky Blumenfeld

Country Germany

Title artist -
Location at Circus Blumenfeld in Germany

Biography details

Arthur Blumenfeld , circus artist in Germany

Born 1889-05 in Germany dead 1951-12-17 in Germany , son of director Simon Blumenfeld and director Rosa Strassburger .

Arthur  BlumenfeldFrom left: Alfons Blumenfeld, Alex Blumenfeld, Arthur Blumenfeld.

As so many German circuses in the 1920s, the Blumenfeld brothers slid into severe financial difficulties, so that bankruptcy proceedings had to be opened in 1928. The complete lack of financial means forced the Blumenfeld brothers to go separate ways. Arthur performed his liberty horse act in the German circus Adolf Fischer.

Arthur Blumenfeld had settled with his wife Victoria (1897-1990) and his two daughters Rita and Eva in Berlin in 1933. Victoria came from another branch of the Blumenfeld family, but she managed to register herself as alleged adopted child of Unknown “Aryan” origin. Thanks to the supposed “mixed marriage”, the family was safe from deportation, but the German authorities subjected Arthur to the usual discriminations like forced labour and the wearing of the Jewish badge.

Arthur Blumenfeld lost nine brothers and sisters during the Nazi period. He and his sister Jeanette (1897-1969), who lived in England, were the only survivors. After the war, Arthur tried to revive the Blumenfeld Circus in Berlin, but a heavy storm damage and the consequences of the Berlin Blockade forced him to give up in 1949.

1951: Artur committed suicide, two years later, at the age of 62.

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Total: 2 children

  1. Eva Blumenfeld.
  2. Rita Blumenfeld. Born: 1921-09-29.


Siblings through the father Simon Blumenfeld (1861-01-29 -- 1942-12):

  1. Emanuel Blumenfeld Born 1885-07-06 Dead: † 1942
  2. Alfons Blumenfeld Born 1887-05-31 Dead: † 1942
  3. Erich Blumenfeld Born 1901-11-10 Dead: † 1943-03-06
  4. Betty Blumenfeld
  5. Jeannette Blumenfeld Born 1864 Dead: † 1942
  6. Eugen Blumenfeld
  7. Alfred Blumenfeld
  8. Willy Blumenfeld
  9. Fritz Blumenfeld
  10. Alice Blumenfeld

Arthur Blumenfeld s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Arthur Blumenfeld
Born: 1889-05

Simon Blumenfeld

Born: 1861-01-29

Paternal Grandfather:
Emanuel Blumenfeld

Paternal Great-grandfather:
Maurice Cerf (Hirsch)
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Henriette Jonas
Paternal Grandmother:
Jeannette Stein

Born: 1831-04-25
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Rosa Strassburger

Born: 1862-01-28

Maternal Grandfather:
Salomon Strassburger

Born: 1839-04-02
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Adolf Strassburger
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Babette Wulff
Maternal Grandmother:
Amalie Koch

Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). artist Arthur Blumenfeld in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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