FRIEDRICH, Adolf. Hofheim, Taunus 22.4.1914 — Rawalpindi 25.4.1956. German Anthropologist. Professor in Mainz. Son of the Reichsbahnoberinspector Ernst Fr. and Wilhelmine Rauber. Ph.D. 1939 Wien. PD 1942 Wien. PD 1946 Mainz. From 1947 ao. Professor für Völkerkunde at Mainz. His early interests lied in Africa, in the school of Frobenius, then moved to Eurasia. In Mainz he organized the German Kongo-Expedition 1951-54 and the German Hindukush-Expedition 1955-56, which he himself directed. In this fieldwork in Gilgit Agency he was assisted by G. Buddruss, K. Jettmar and P. Snoy. The strain of the mountain country was too much for his health, he got a heart attack in Kalash and died soon. His notebooks were later much used by Jettmar and Snoy.
Publications: diss. Afrikanische Priestertümer. 1939.
– Published not much, mainly articles.
Sources: W.E.Mühlmann, N.D.B. 5, 1961, 600; Jettmar 1975, 10.