Dr. Porges lived in Prague
and his portrait was sketched by David Friedmann in Prague in 1941.
In 2018, thanks to Miriam Friedman and geni.com, we could find out who he was :
In June 2007, Miriam Friedman Morris wrote :
I have a photograph of a drawing of “Dr. Porges” portrayed
in Prague in 1941 by my father the artist David Friedmann.
photograph is among a surviving series of portraits of the officials
of the Palestine Office and leaders of the Prague Jewish Community
So that the readers can understand
the story, please see link
to the David Friedmann website :
“ Except for the
Czech writer Stefan Engel, all were murdered by Hitler.”
portraits are historically significant testimony of a dynamic
Jewish community that was destroyed.
Top photos: Bergmann, Stefan Pollak, and Metzl
The subjects pictured next to Dr. Porges are possibly (?)
Hugo Stern and Huso
Löwinger (or Lövinger).
For further info about David Friedmann please
I feel an obligation to try to identify
the victims even without a name.
It is possible that Dr. Porges was deported from Prague to
Theresienstadt, but could have been sent to Lodz, like
my father and Dr. Oskar Singer for example.
The following is an article about my search for the lost art of
Beit Theresienstadt at Kibbutz Givat Chaym Ichud, Israel
Source : Miriam Friedman Morris (June