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Fritz Lederer
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Konigsberg, Germany
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Born in Konigsberg; lived in Berlin; reference: Th.B. The Jewish graphic artist Fritz Lederer was born in Königsburg. Lederer attended the Weimar Academy, and continued his art studies in Paris and Berlin. He is known especially for his etchings and woodcuts. Lederer's preferred subject was landscape, but he also produced images of the conflict in WWI, in which he served as an officer in the German Army. In 1920 Lederer executed a series of woodcuts illustrating the Book of Ruth. In 1938, Lederer fled to Prague, from where he was deported to the Terezín concentration camp in 1944. In 1946 Fritz Lederer created a powerful series of 24 engravings, In the Eruw of Theresienstadt, dedicated to the memory of his brother and four sisters, who all died in a concentration camp in 1943. There was a retrospective exhibition of his work in Munich in 1959, and exhibitions in both 2003 and 2004 at the Heimatstube Falkenau in Schwandorf.