Brugsch, Theodor

PHYSICIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 11 Oct 1878, Graz, Steiermark - DIED 11 Jul 1963, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Chausseestrasse (CM)

Theodor Brugsch was the son of the egyptologist Heinrich Brugsch (1827-1894). He studied medicin in Berlin and was promoted in 1903. From 1903 to 1905 he worked at the hospital in Altona and from 1906 to 1909 at the Charité hospital in Berlin. During the First World War he served in Romania. From 1927 to 1935 he was a professor at the Medical University Clinic in Halle. He was dismissed in 1935 because his wife was Jewish. Although he joined several nazi organisations he was unble to obtain a new position. He went to Berlin where he worked in private clinics.

He had three sons with his first wife, but in 1936 he met a Swiss woman, with whom he lived together from 1938 onwards. In 1944 he divorced his first wife and married his second with whom he had three daughters.

From 1945 to 1957 he worked as a professor for the Charité in East Berlin. From 1949 to 1954 he was a representative in the Volkskammer. After his retirement in 1957 he served as vice president of the Kulturbund of the DDR. He died in 1963 in East Berlin.

Family
• Father: Brugsch-Pascha, Heinrich Karl

Images

The grave of Theodor Brugsch at the Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2019)

 

Sources
Berlin Dorotheenstädtischen Friedhof, Berlin
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
Theodor Brugsch – Wikipedia


Brugsch-Pascha, Heinrich Karl

Published: 09 Feb 2020
Last update: 19 Apr 2020