Adolf Frankl

1903 - 1983

1909-19 Attends elementary and secondary schools and graduates from high school 1920
Enrolls at the School of Arts and Crafts; studies under professors František Reichentál, Gustáv Mallý, Ľubo Fulla and Jozef Vydra in Bratislava, then Czechoslovakia.
Studies several semesters at the Technical University in Brno, then Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic
Works on a part-time basis as a posters artist and caricaturist - 1939 After the proclamation of the First Slovak State, discriminatory acts and persecutions against the Jewish population in Slovakia - 1940-41 Expropriation (Aryanization) of the firm, in accordance with the laws of the fascist Slovak State - 1941 As of their sixth year, Jews forced by decree to wear a visible yellow Star of David outside their house. Likewise, a UŽ* proof of identity had to be produced on demand.
1944 - 28 September: arrested in Bratislava with his entire family 29 September: deportation of Adolf Frankl to the concentration camp in Sereď, Slovakia 3-4 November: deported from Sereď to the Oświęcim-Brzezinka camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Deutsches Reich, now Poland. Tattooed with the number B 14395 1945 18 January: evacuation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Death march in the direction of Gleiwitz, then Deutsches Reich, now Gliwice, Poland
Survived the typhoid barrack at Althammer, an external camp of Auschwitz, then Deutsches Reich, now Stara Kuźnia, Poland 27 January: liberated by the Red Army in Althammer | Stara Kuźnia 24 April: Returns to Bratislava
Starts the cycle, ”Visions from the Inferno – Art Against Oblivion” 1946 Re-establishes his company 1948-49
Nationalization of his re-established company by the Communist regime 1949-50 Emigrates with his family to Vienna, Austria Resides in Vienna, New York and, since the Sixties, in Germany