Alfred Haase

Alfred Haase

Birth
Gunzenhausen, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death
23 Feb 2009 (aged 89)
Germany
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
120000227 View Source

Father of Anni-Frid Synni "Frida" Lyngstad of the Swedish musical group Abba.

In 1943, three years after the Germans invaded Norway, Alfred was a 24-year-old German Army sergeant posted at Ballangen, Norway.

Alfred met Synni Lyngstad, age 18, and gave her a sack of potatoes - a valuable gift in wartime Norway where food was scarce. Romance soon followed.

Haase, a pastry chef in civilian life, said he told Synni he was married. 'I think she regarded our relationship as I did,' he added. 'The war meant the conditions were different. For many of us, it was a matter of living for today - tomorrow we might be dead.'

Their affair continued until 1945, when Haase was shipped back to Germany. Synni was pregnant when he left. They never met again.

Haase's daughter Frida had been told that her father died while returning to Germany in a boat that sank during the journey. She met him for the first time in 1977.

Father of Anni-Frid Synni "Frida" Lyngstad of the Swedish musical group Abba.

In 1943, three years after the Germans invaded Norway, Alfred was a 24-year-old German Army sergeant posted at Ballangen, Norway.

Alfred met Synni Lyngstad, age 18, and gave her a sack of potatoes - a valuable gift in wartime Norway where food was scarce. Romance soon followed.

Haase, a pastry chef in civilian life, said he told Synni he was married. 'I think she regarded our relationship as I did,' he added. 'The war meant the conditions were different. For many of us, it was a matter of living for today - tomorrow we might be dead.'

Their affair continued until 1945, when Haase was shipped back to Germany. Synni was pregnant when he left. They never met again.

Haase's daughter Frida had been told that her father died while returning to Germany in a boat that sank during the journey. She met him for the first time in 1977.


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