Rohrbach, Adolf

ENGINEER, AIRCRAFT DESIGNER (GERMANY)
BORN 28 Mar 1889, Gotha - DIED 6 Jul 1939, Kampen
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Berlin: Südwestfriedhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Lietzensee, Gartenblock IV, Erbbegräbnis 19)

Educated at the Technical School in Darmstadt. He worked for shipbuilders firm Blohm und Voss, in the Zeppelin industry and then in the aircraft industry.

After the first World War the Treaty of Versailles made it impossible for him to work in Germany and he started a factory in Denmark. By 1929 it was so successful that it moved to the USA, but there he didn't receive any orders from the government. In 1935 he became technical director of the new Weser aircraft construction company.

Rohrbach died in 1939 of a stroke. His grave at the Südwestfriedhof in Berlin has a sculpture by Hitler's favourite sculptor Arno Breker.

Family
• Wife: Rohrbach, Charlotte (1925-1939)

Sources
• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
ADOLF ROHRBACH

Images

The grave of Adolf Rohrbach at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)

 

Sculpture by Arno Breker at the grave of Adolf Rohrbach at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (10 Apr 2003)

 


Rohrbach, Charlotte

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 15 Jun 2017