Helmut Roloff

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Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 29, 2001 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1912
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Sep 29, 2001 (88)

About

Influential German musician and educator whose anti-Nazi activities during World War II almost ended his career prematurely.

Before Fame

He studied with Richard Rüssler after enrolling at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik (later the Universität der Künste Berlin) in 1935.

Trivia

He was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 for his work with the resistance group The Schulze-Boysen/Harnack Organization, but was released when little evidence of his activities was found.

Family Life

He had three sons with wife Inge Roloff: filmmaker Stefan Roloff, flutist Ulrich Roloff, and pianist Johannes Roloff.

Associated With

He and fellow German Andre Previn were contemporaries.