(Chur, Switzerland, 1893–1943, Munich), became in 1926 professor of philosophy and sound psychology at Munich University. He was an authority on the German Volkslied. From 1942 until his arrest he was the moving spirit behind the student movement Weiße Rose (see Resistance Movements, 2). He was condemned to death by a Volksgerichtshof, and executed on 13 July 1943. A number of his works were published posthumously, among them Musik-Ästhetik (1954) and Grundbegriffe der Seelenkunde (1955).
From The Oxford Companion to German Literature in Oxford Reference.