HOFMANN, Erich. Mühlhausen, Thüringen 4.3.1895 — Kiel 7.11.1982. German IE Linguist. Professor in Kiel. PD 1926 Göttingen, PD there 1926. In 1933 joined NSDAP. From 1935 ao. Professor at Marburg, then 1937 ord. Professor at Münster, in 1940-45 at German University in Prague, and in 1950-63 at Kiel. Retired in 1963. A specialist of Baltic languages.
Publications: wrote mainly on Lithuanian.
Sources: D.G.K. 8th ed. 1954; German Wikipedia.