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Son of Moriz and Valerie Violin. Karl had a sister, Genovefa.

Life summary

Prone to illness in childhood, Karl Violin became seriously ill in September 1922 and was bedridden for months (OJ 14/45, [16]). His illnesses and general well-being were a frequent topic of his father's letters to Schenker, and the latter often inquired after him. He died aged 20.

Correspondence

Letters from Karl Violin to Heinrich Schenker exist as OJ 14/46, [B] and [C], both undated and filed with the Fanny Violin correspondence. Schenker's diary records receipt of letters from him, and responses. Schenker wrote a letter of condolence over his death to Moriz and Valerie, but it is undated (OJ 6/8, [21]). The date can be determined within a week, because Josefine Violin (wife of Eduard Violin) wrote to Ludwig Karpath (OJ 18/45) on January 23, 1933: "At the request of my brother-in-law, Moriz Violin in Hamburg, I take the liberty of conveying to you the sad news that his son Karl has passed away in the last week."

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