PAUL, Otto

PAUL, Otto. Berlin 4.5.1888 — Hungen 6.10.1944. German Germanist and Iranian Scholar. A Nazi. Started studies late (1915) at Berlin concentrating on German and Linguistics, from 1924 at Munich (Ph.D. 1927), now also Aryan Philology, under Geiger, then also Wüst. Habilitation 1938 Munich. After a break with Himmler and Wüst he worked from 1941 at Rosenberg’s Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage. Died in an illness.

Publications: Diss. Dreisilbigen Auftakt in den Reimpaaren Wolframs von Eschenbach. 1927; other works on German.

Hab.diss. part 1 publ. as “Exegetische Beiträge zum Awesta”, W&S 20, 1939, 1-65, and part 2 as “Zur Geschichte der iranischen Religionen”, Archiv für Religionswiss. 36, 1939, 215-234.

Sources: https://homepages.uni-tuebingen.de/gerd.simon/ChrPaulO.pdf.

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