Lisel Haas

BA&H: MS 2202 ©Lisel Haas

The photographer Lisel Haas (1898-1989) was a Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany. She initially applied to the USA for asylum but was turned down and came to Birmingham in 1938. She stayed until 1962.

BA&H: MS 2202 ©Lisel Haas

In Germany, Haas seems to have specialised in photo-documentary images. The collection of her work in Birmingham Archives & Heritage focuses on a range of themes, particularly urban childhood.

After she came to Birmingham she set up a photographic studio in Moseley, where she began to focus more on studio portraiture.

Appointments to view material held by Birmingham Archives & Heritage can be made via email at: or by telephone on 0121 303 2468.


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