Full name: Paul Höffer
Born: December 21, 1895 in Barmen, Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: August 31, 1949 in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
German composer Paul Höffer won the gold medal at the 1936 Nazi Olympic Games in Berlin in the category music of the Art Competitions with his work Olympischer Schwur (Olympic Oath). His first teacher was his father who taught him piano and organ. After being educated as a teacher, he studied music in Köln (Cologne) and, after World War I, in Berlin. From 1923 Höffer taught as a piano teacher at an orchestra school, and in 1933 was named a professor. During the Nazi regime he was supported by Reichsminister Joseph Goebbels. After World War II Höffer became director of the High School for music in Berlin-Charlottenburg. In the center of his interest was chorus music, in which he was very active. At the same time he turned to the then young medium of radio, in which he saw new communication possibilities.
|1936 Summer||40||Berlin||Art Competitions||Mixed Music, Compositions For Solo Or Chorus||Germany||GER||1||Gold|
|1936 Summer||40||Berlin||Art Competitions||Germany||Final Standings||1||Olympischer Schwur|