Huber, Kurt

MUSICOLOGIST (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 24 Oct 1893, Chur - DIED 13 Jul 1943, München: Stadelheim
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (021-W-22)

Kurt Huber was born in Switzerland but his family moved to Stuttgart when he was four years old. He studied musicology, pshycology and philosophy. In 1917 he was promoted and he became an assistant professor. He married Clara Schlickenrieder in 1929.

Huber collected old Bavarian folk songs and he travelled widely in Europe to collect further material. In 1942 he was contacted by Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell from the resistance group the White Rose. students from that group attended his lectures.

He wrote a pamphlet against national socialism and he was subsequently arrested on 27 Feb 1943. Judge Roland Freisler laugjted at him when he stated that his motives had been honourable and sentenced him to death. The University took away his titles. Until his execution on 13 Jul 1943 he worked on a book on Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.

He was buried at the Waldfriedhof in Munich and his wife Clara was bueied in the same grave after her death in 1998.

Related persons
• has a connection with Freisler, Roland

Images

The grave of Kurt Huber at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)

 


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Published: 14 Nov 2015
Last update: 21 Nov 2015