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Hugo Wolfsohn

1918 – 1982

Hugo Wolfsohn, a Dunera Boy, was Foundation Professor of Politics at Latrobe University. Like Mayer, he was a pupil of the philosophers Peter Herbst, Kurt Baier and Gerd Buchdahl, who had also been detained at Hay. 'Mayer and Wolfsohn were a fearsome pair, prowling the Arts building and the Union like bears, hungry to feast on our dogmas and confusions, especially those deriving from Karl Marx. If, as Mayer alleged, Stalinists in Hay had beaten him up and smashed his glasses, he was more than getting even', Ken Inglis wrote. Wolfsohn was a keen photographer.

Updated 2018