Helmut Spittel

Germany, Bochum
Australia, Western Australia, Perth
Partner Selma David (12/09/1912 – 1978-79)


Parents: Max Spittel and Berta geb. Goldmann.

Clarinetist, saxophonist, violinist, violist, pianist, guitarist. Through musical engagements, Helmut ended up in Shanghai in December 1938 and Selma and their daughter joined him there; their son was born there in 1940. Surviving the war years in Shanghai, the family followed Helmut's brother Hans (Harold) to Perth where Helmut continued his musical career.

Sources (click here for generic source information)

Lotte Proskauer's notes (courtesy of PF) - name, musician, Perth;
lexm.uni-hamburg.de - further biographical details.

This record was last updated on 20/05/2020 at 23:17