Rudolph Von Ripper
(1905 - 1960)
Rudolph Carl Von Ripper was active/lived in Connecticut / Hungary, Austria. Rudolph Von Ripper is known for genre-narrative, illustrator, mural.
Biography Rudolph Von Ripper
Baron von Ripper was born in Klausenburg, Austria-Hungary, in 1905. A
European trained artist and a Catholic who found Germany intolerable, Von
Ripper served with the French Foreign Legion and with the Loyalists forces
in Spain. Famously his "The unholy organist, a hymn of hate" - showing
Organist Adolf Hitler playing his hymn of hate in a desecrated cathedral
while victims dangle on a St. Catherine's wheel and the Nazi hierarchy looks
on - appeared on TIME's 1938 Adolf Hitler "man of the year" cover.
He emigrated to the United States and in 1942 entered the American Army becoming a Lt. In 1943 he was awarded the Purple Heart decoration with Oak Leaf Cluster and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. In 1944 he was assi
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