This is a newspaper clip I got from the National Library of Oslo. The clip shows a photo of the Brichta family from 1938, a year before Edgar left to Norway through Nansen's help.

In the photo from left: mom Regina, Edgar, sister Vera, father Maximilian. 

1.fotka - Edgar Brichta s rodinou

The second photo was taken in Norway in 1994 and is also the cover photo of Frank Rossavik's book “The Ninth Child: A Nazi Mayor's Jewish Son”. This book is one of the main sources I used in my seminar work about Edgar, and at the same time it is the most comprehensive record of Edgar's story and fate from early childhood to adulthood.

The photo of Edgar: book “The Ninth Child: A Nazi Mayor's Jewish Son”, 2014

Edgar Brichta
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This photo is from the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet from 2009. The photo shows Edgar Brichta and the author of the book about Edgar, The Ninth Child, Frank Rossavik. The article is about this book, which was just published at that time and presents the story of Edgar. Frank Rossavik is a political commentator, journalist and writer. When he was offered to write and record Edgar's story, he was a little skeptical at first, but he went ahead and spent 4 days of intense conversation with Edgar, gathering many more testimonies, memories and information from other people. He also obtained materials directly from Edgar's archive, which he used in the book.

Photo: Edgar Brichta, Frank Rossavik

Source: Dagbladet 2009

Edgar Brichta, Frank Rossavik

During our stay in Oslo we had the opportunity to meet many inspiring and interesting people and visit many beautiful places. Except for looking for materials for the project and our program, we also had many enriching and shared moments and strengthened our friendship, which was also a very important part of our journey and project. This photo was taken at the top of the Holmenkollen ski jump bridge.

In the photo from left: Lukáš Prusák, Zuzana Parthonová, Bronislava Garčarová, Petra Vrbová.


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May 12, 1945, after the end of the war, Edgar sent to Žilina a letter to his family. To Edgar, his stay in Norway during the war was like a holiday, a great adventure for a little curious boy. In this way, his mom had presented this journey to him, and Edgar had no idea that his parents might be dead or that he will not return home, even though he received the last letter from Slovakia in 1942. Letter on the photography, from 1945 returned to him after a few weeks due to an interrupted postal connection, which was another and perhaps decisive impulse for Edgar to go to Slovakia to find his family.

Source: from the archive of HL (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo)

from the archive of HL (Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo)
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