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Discovering the Family Acrobat

From a performance at the Schumman Theaterin Frankfurt am Main. Unknown date, probably after the war?

Mom is moving to a new place and I helped hear clean out some stuff in the basement when I discovered a suitcase of old photos. Most were blurred vacation photos of people we didn’t know or remember. At the bottom of the pile I found these photos of Knut Andersson, my dad’s uncle. Apparently he joined a circus and had a career as an acrobat which wasn’t popular among the bourgeois¬†relatives. I never met him and know little about him but I am glad there is an acrobat in the family. Maybe it explains my desire to climb stuff.

More photos in the Flickr photo set.

Knut Andersson - the Family Acrobat

Portrait of Knut Andersson, from sometime in the 1940s.

 

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