Walter Frick (1908-1941)

Composer, Conductor. Victim of Nazi "euthanasia".


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My grandfather Walter Frick was born in 1908 in Zweibrücken, Germany. He studied piano, composing and conducting in Munich. From 1933 to 1939 he worked at the Stadttheater Rostock, first as a répétiteur, later as 2nd opera conductor. He was married to my grandmother, soprano Luise Frick. They have two children, born in 1937 and 1940.


In march 1941 Walter's brother-in-law, SS soldier Armin Beilhack, forcibly brought him to a sanatorium after a mental breakdown. Five month later he - putative! - died of  "depressive mood" and "exhaustion". He is one of about 300.000 victims of the Nazi "euthanasia" program. I'm Walter's youngest grandchild, and I've been reclaiming the story of his life since 2011.


From 2016 to 2018 I was vice chair of the Förderkreis Gedenkort T4 e.V. in Berlin, where I mostly worked with other descendants of Nazi "euthanasia" victims. Since autumn 2018 I'm working on private projects for the main part. One of them is my book "Himmel voller Schweigen" ("Heaven full of Silence") which has been published in January 2022.