Alfred Müller (entrepreneur)

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Alfred Müller
Born 1888
Zagreb, Austro-Hungarian Empire, (now Croatia)
Died 1945 (aged 57)
Dachau concentration camp
Cause of death Murdered in Holocaust
Nationality Croat
Spouse(s) Klara (née Hafner) Müller (Miler)
Children Alan
(son)
Evelina
(daughter)
Relatives Adolf Müller
(father)
Leo Müller
(brother)

Alfred Müller (from 1938 Miler; 1888 – 1945) was Croatian entrepreneur and oldest son of Adolf Müller.[1]

Müller was born in Zagreb to a wealthy Jewish family, with younger brother Leo.[1] He graduated from higher technical school in Vienna. Müller was married to Klara (née Hafner) with whom he had two children, son Alan and daughter Evelina. After his father death, Müller inherited "Balkan" cinema and part of residential-commercial complex in Varšavska and Masarykova Street. In 1938, because of the political situation and antisemitism caused by Nazi propaganda, Müller and his family converted to Catholicism and change their surname to Miler.[2] In 1939, Müller sold the residential-commercial complex in Varšavska and Masarykova Street to a Topić family from Zagreb. That same year Müller and his family moved to France. During World War II, Müller and his wife where arrested by Gestapo in France with the help from Vichy Regime, while their daughter managed to save herself by hiding at friends. Müller son joined the French Resistance. In August 1944, Müller was deported to Dachau concentration camp, where in January 1945 he was killed. Müller family survived the Holocaust, his wife and daughter moved to United States after the war, and in 1949 his son returned and stayed in Zagreb where he still lives. With the independence of Croatia in 1991, Müller son sought the return of the property which was taken from his father by Ustaše and later the communist of SFR Yugoslavia.[1][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Snješka Knežević (2011, p. 55)
  2. ^ Ognjen Kraus (1998, p. 17)
  3. ^ "Müllerovi - Povijest jedne zagrebačke obitelji" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. 2008-04-20. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Darujemo prvi hrvatski zvučni film "Lisinski"" (in Croatian). www.zagreb.hr. 2011-06-27. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Snješka Knežević, Aleksander Laslo (2011). Židovski Zagreb. Zagreb: AGM, Židovska općina Zagreb. ISBN 978-953-174-393-8. 
  • Kraus, Ognjen (1998). Dva stoljeća povijesti i kulture Židova u Zagrebu i Hrvatskoj. Zagreb: Židovska općina Zagreb. ISBN 953-96836-2-9.