Winterfeld, Henry

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Winterfeld, Henry Gender: M
born on 9 April 1901 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°44' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°44 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°44'

Henry Winterfeld


German-Jewish writer and artist famous for his children's and young adult novels; he published under the pseudonym Manfred Michael.

Because of the Nazi regime in Germany, Henry Winterfeld, who was a Jew, moved to Austria in 1933 and from there emigrated to France in 1938. In October, 1939, he was arrested and interned in Nevers until he was able to emigrate to the United States before the Nazi troops invaded France began on 10 May 1940. In 1946, he became an American citizen.

Henry Winterfeld was married to Elsie Winterfeld. She worked as a toy designer and created a patented three-headed doll.

He died on 27 January 1990, aged 88, in Machias, Maine.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • child->parent relationship with Gilbert, Jean (born 11 February 1879)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record from Hamburg State Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction