Rehfisch, Hans

DRAMATIST, FILM WRITER (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Apr 1891, Berlin: Andreasstraße 71, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg - DIED 9 Jun 1960, Schlus, Graubünden (Switzerland)
REAL NAME Rehfisch, Hans José
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof (CD-10-8 (Ehrengrab))

Hans Rehfisch abandoned his legal training to work at the theatre. Together with Erwin Piscator he led the Zentraltheater at the Alten Jakobstraße in Berlin-Mitte in 1920. Later he was engaged at Piscator's Theater am Nollendorfplatz.

His first work shows elements of expressism. In his later plays he used political themes, like in "Wer weint um Juckenack?" (1924). In 1933 he was arrested because he was of Jewish descent. He emigrated and lived in exile from 1936 until 1950. After 1950 he worked as a director and an author.

Related persons
• cooperated with Piscator, Erwin

Sources
Internet Movie Database

Images

The grave of Hans Rehfisch at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (26 Mar 2007)

 


Reich, Adolf

Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 29 Aug 2010