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David Friedman (Friedmann; 1893-1980) was an artist. Born in Mährisch Ostrau, Austria (Ostrava, Czech Republic), he studied fine arts in Prague and Berlin. During the first World War, he volunteered for the Austrian-Hungarian army and became a painter of the war. During this time, Friedman was commissioned to draw battle scenes. He also sketched and painted portraits of generals and soldiers who had distinguished themselves in battle. After the war, he returned to Berlin.

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David Friedmann : World War I Austrian officer, Leo Baeck Institute, F 001 AR 11831.