Ervín Schulhoff (1894-1942)
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In Remembrance of Great Composers
11. Ervín Schulhoff (1894-1942)
Schulhoff was a Czech composer and pianist, who studied under Dvorak and Debussy. During the Great War, he served on the Russian front in the Austro-Hungarian army. He was wounded and was in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp when the war ended. In 1941, the Soviet Union approved his petition for citizenship, but Schulhoff was arrested and imprisoned before he could leave Czechoslovakia. He died from tuberculosis in a concentration camp.