Ernst and Gisela Pollack

Kommerzialrat Ernst Friedrich Pollack was a wealthy textile industrialist and partner in his father’s companies Schafwoll- und Seidenwarenfabrik Friedrich Pollack and Ziegelei Friedrich Pollak  in Czechoslovakia.  He married Gisela “Gisi” Neuman de Vegvar (b.  September 20, 1874) in 1894, and they resided in a large apartment at Schubertring 7 in Vienna.  He was a renowned collector of paintings, antique silver, bronze, Gobelins tapestries, furniture and porcelain, and his collection was featured in several publications in the late 1920s and early 1930s.   The collection was confiscated by the Nazis in 1938, and their apartment was sold by the Vienna authorities to the Deutscher Automobil-Club in Munich.  The Pollacks were deported to Theresienstadt on June 28, 1942, where they both perished three months later.

Photo of Ernst Pollack with his brother Julius
Photo of Gisela Pollack