This collection of photographs and a few personal items document the life of Gretl Dichter, her family, and her travels prior
to emigrating to the United States from Vienna, Austria in 1946.
Margarete (Gretl) Dichter was born in Vienna, Austria on April 17, 1907. She and her six siblings grew up there, with their
parents, who frequently traveled to European vacation sites and resorts. Gretl worked in her father's department store, where
she developed her business acumen and fashion sense. She became very interested in photography, and documented her extensive
travels across Europe with her detailed and artistic photographs. When Austria was annexed by Hitler and the Third Reich in
1938, they also confiscated the Dichter properties and holdings, forcing Gretl and her siblings to flee to Chicago where they
lived with family from her father's side.
1.5 linear feet
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