Death of Christian Strauss, the composer’s Jewish grandsonmain
Dr Christian Strauss, grandson of Richard Strauss, died on February 7 at the age of 87. He was former head of gynaecology and obstetrics at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen hospital in Bavaria.
His mother, Alice, was Jewish. His grandmother, Paula Neumann, was sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp, where she died.
Dr Christian Strauss once told an Israeli official that he was entitled to citizenship, if he requested it.
Christian Strauss with Christa Ludwig at Strauss Festival in Garmisch