Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Hitkrant, October 1977: Anni-Frid's father is alive!

A small news report from Dutch magazine Hitkrant about Frida finding her father again in 1977.
Every true ABBA-fan knows that Anni-Frid lost both her parents at a very young age. But there has always been some uncertainty about the way her father died. Only recently, dad himself put an end to this uncertainty by showing up again ‘in the flesh’.

Anni-Frid’s father, now a 58-year-old retailer from Germany, had an affair with Anni-Frid’s mother during the war years, but was called back to Germany to serve his native country. Immediately after it turned out that Anni-Frid’s mother was pregnant with his child, it was reported that he had died on his way back.
Two years later, Anni-Frid’s mother died as well. Three weeks ago, Anni-Frid and her father met each other for the first time in Stockholm.
Anni-Frid: “We embraced each other and talked for hours on end. It was a surreal experience. To be honest, I still can’t believe it completely. The encounter was quite strange for my father as well, because he actually wasn’t aware of my existence until very recently. Furthermore, I’ve become even happier now.”


fridarox said...

Very nice article. Thank you so much, Michel!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Michel for all the hard work, These interesting articles along with the pics are new too me!
Regards JS

Michel said...

Kate and JS, thank you both for commenting.
Always good to hear that people enjoy this blog!

Harry said...
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Anonymous said...

I love this photo of Frida! Thanks for your hard work translating these articles!! Cheers, Harry