This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Wolf Messing, German psychic

Wolf Messing, German psychic

H413/0447

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SPUTNIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SPUTNIK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Wolf Grigorevich Messing (1899-1974), German psychic. Messing, born to a Jewish family in Germany, fled to the USSR before World War II. His claims of psychic abilities came to the attention of Stalin. This led to the most famous story about Messing, that he managed to reach Stalin, walking past armed guards surrounding Stalin's house, by broadcasting the suggestion that he was Beria, the head of the secret police. Photographed in 1965, in Russia.

Release details

Model release not available. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}