(Dortmund, Germany: 26th July 1921 - 23rd September 1994)
Born Hans Eric Elsbach-Trixer, aka "Trixer" since 1938, and now his legally adopted surname. Learned magic in 1936 from Fischer's Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst. A Jew, he fled Germany to live in Holland 1939-52, except for period in Nazi concentration camps (where both parents died). Jeweler. Amateur close-up magician. 1949 Dutch Grand Prix. Invented glass "Soap Bubbles" in 1949. MIMC 1949. Moved in 1952 to Zimbabwe where he was a jewelry company director.
Coauthors: Wolfgang Riebe