BORN 10 Aug 1876, Berlin - DIED 13 Feb 1955, Berlin-Wannsee|
BIRTH NAME Richter, Robert Johannes Bruno Herbert
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Neuer Friedhof Wannsee [Friedhof Wannsee II], Lindenstrasse 1-2 (Feld 10, Nr. 55-57 (Ehrengrab))
Hans Richter was the son of Cornelie Meyerbeer, who was a daughter of the composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. His father was the painter Gustav Richter. He studied law in Leipzig and Strasbourg and was promoted in Heidelberg in 1902. In 1906 he founded the monthly "Der Continent". During the First World War he served in the army.
In 1920 he became a notary in Berlin. Since he was half Jewish he was forced into retirement after the nazis came to power. He was at risk of deportation but this didn't happen. During the war his wife protected the Meyerbeer archive. In 1952 he handed over the archive to the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung. He died in 1955 in Berlin.
Mother: Meyerbeer, Cornelie
Father: Richter, Gustav