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Gunther Dammann

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Gunther Dammann
BornMarch 8, 1910
Berlin, Germany
Diedcirca 1941 (age 31)

Gunther Dammann (1910-1941) was an amateur magician who performed as "Robertini" and is noted for his biography on Jewish magicians.

Biography

Dammann took up magic in 1924 and was taught by Chevalier Ernest Thorn.[1] He contributor to magazines and newspapers and was a member of Magischer Zirkel, Hamburg.[2]

In letters, H. Adrian Smith warned Dammann that his 1933 book on Jewish magicians might inspire the wrath of the Nazi. Dammann was sent to a Nazi extermination camp near Riga, Latvia.[3]

Books

  • Die Juden in der Taschen spieler kunst (1933, a Jewish Who's Who of magic).
  • Meister der Zauberkunst (1936)
  • Zauberkunst und Zauberkiinstler (1937)

References

  1. Who's Who in Magic, Sphinx, March 1932
  2. Tricks That Mystify by Will Goldston (1934)
  3. Who's Who in Magic by Bart Whaley