July 26, 1921
|Died||September 23, 1994 (age 73) |
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hans E. Trixer (1921-1994) was a jeweller and amateur closeup magician.
He learned magic in 1936 from the original German printing of Ottokar Fischer's Illustrated Magic.
Trixer dropped the first part of his surname just prior to moving to Holland in 1939 to escape the Nazi movement. He was rounded up by Hitler's genocidal regime after the invasion of the Netherlands and spent the war in concentration camps.
He lived in Holland until 1952 when he moved to Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia) where he was a jewelery company director.
He invented the glass "Soap Bubbles" in 1949 and wrote articles in MUM, Gen, Pentagram, Genii, Arcane, and Epoptica. His routines also appeared in Lewis Ganson's Routined Manipulation Finale, Corinda's Thirteen Steps to Mentalism, and Paul Curry's Special Effects
He died in New Orleans while visiting the United States of a massive coronary.
- FISM Close-up Grand Prix (1949)
- The linking Ring, Vol. 74, No. 12, December 1994, HANS ERIC TRIXER, page 119
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 58, No. 2, December 1994 Obituaries, Hans E. Trixer 1920-1994, page 128
- Magie (Magischer Zirkel v. Deutschland), Vol. 75, No. 1, Januar 1995, Obit, Hans Trixer, page 37
- Bio bibliographisches Lexikon der Zauberkünstler, 2002, Elsbach, Hans Erich = Hans E. Trixer, dt. Zauberkünstler (*26.06.1921 Dortmund; † 23.09.1994), page 89