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Erik Jan Hanussen (1889–1933)

Erik Jan Hanussen was born on June 2, 1889 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Hermann Steinschneider. He was an actor and writer, known for Hypnose (1919), Der rätselhafte Tod (1921) and Hanussen (1988). He died on March 25, 1933 in Berlin, Germany. See full bio »


(age 43) in Berlin, Germany

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Hypnose Actor
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 1988 Hanussen (autobiography)
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Mentalist, real name Herschel Steinschneider, known as the "Magician of Berlin". Claimed to be a clairvoyant and telepath. Charged with a number of nefarious activities, including fraud, in Germany and Czechoslovakia. Befriended a high-ranking member of the Nazi Party, Count von Helldorf, obtaining political favors for money. Changed his religion from Judaism to Protestantism in order to join the... See more »

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