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Heinz Kohlhaas

Full name: Heinrich "Heinz" Kohlhaas
Other name(s): Henry Kohlhaas, Hans Kohlhaas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-5 (196 cm)
Born: July 20, 1912 in Hamm, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: January 2, 1993 in Walpole, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: PSV Münster, Münster (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Boxing


Heinz Kohlhaas competed for Germany as a heavyweight boxer at the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Returning to Germany, he won several small tournaments for Germany, and served as a physical training instructor in the German Army, and as a sparring partner to Max Schmeling, but in 1935, Kohlhaas emigrated to the United States and began a professional boxing career, with very little success. In a two-year career his record was 3 wins and 10 losses, and this was against 13 fighters of no great significance.

He fought professionally as Hans Kohlhaas, although he apparently registered in the US as Henry Kohlhaas. Kohlhaas worked as a longshoreman in Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey, but while living in Newark, in March 1942, Kohlhaas was questioned by FBI agents about a possible Nazi background. Not much is known about what became of this, but he stayed in the United States and eventually settled in New Hampshire.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Men's Heavyweight Germany GER 5T

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Boxing Germany GER Round One Match #3 2 1932-08-10 Maughan (CAN) , Kohlhaas (GER)
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