Kurt Ivo Theodor Huber (born October 24, 1893 in Chur ; † July 13, 1943 in Munich ) was a German musicologist , especially folk music researcher, philosopher, psychologist and intellectual resistance fighter of the " White Rose " resistance group against the Nazi regime.
Born in Chur , Switzerland , Huber moved with his parents to Stuttgart in 1896 , where he spent his school days and graduated from the Eberhard-Ludwigs-Gymnasium . After the early death of the father in 1911, the mother and her children settled in Munich. He studied musicology with philosophy as a minor at Munich's Ludwig Maximilians University and received his doctorate in 1917 on the Renaissance musician Ivo de Vento with the grade “summa cum laude”. After receiving his doctorate, he also studied psychology .
Three years later , Huber completed his habilitation in psychology in 1920 and became associate professor at Munich University in 1926 . Teaching jobs in psychology and methodology offered him a modest means of survival. The appointment to a full chair was prevented by the National Socialist university policy since 1933 . This was justified with the argument that Kurt Huber had a physical handicap due to a nervous disease with paralysis in childhood. The real reason was political denunciations, among others by Herbert Gerigk , who wrote in a letter to the Reichsstudentenführer of November 19, 1936: " Huber's ties to Catholicism and even a decidedly anti-party attitude are clearly proven ." According to an assessment by the NSDAP district office in Munich on January 18, 1940 , Huber was still considered "questionable", but not worth rejecting. Thereupon Huber applied for membership in the NSDAP on February 15, 1940 and was registered as party member No. 8,282,981 on April 1, 1940 . After his arrest at the end of February 1943, he was expelled from the party on April 3, 1943.
His other academic focus was musicology. He was particularly interested in folk song research, which brought him together with Carl Orff and Kiem Pauli , a well-known folk singer and musician in Bavaria . At the instigation of Huber and Kiem Pauli, for example, the first Upper Bavarian price singing was carried out in 1930 in the Gasthaus Überfahrt in Egern , where folk music groups from all over Bavaria and Tyrol performed. Kiem Pauli and Huber have rediscovered songs that have largely been forgotten in Bavaria and made them available for popular folk song singing.
Huber was co-editor of the Lower Bavarian songbook planned from 1931 .
Through his publications on music psychology, music aesthetics and vocal theory research, Huber gained increasing recognition in the scientific world. As early as 1937, the Prussian Ministry of Culture sent a call to Berlin . There he built up the folk music archive. He was also promised that he would be allowed to give musicological lectures there at the university. The promise was not kept, however, because he refused to compose fighting songs for the NS student union (and for the Hitler Youth ). Thereupon Huber, who in the meantime had started a family with his wife Clara, returned to Munich, where he took over a professorship at the university in 1938.
A son of Kurt Huber is the Eichstätter Germanist Wolfgang Huber, born in 1939 .
Kurt Huber and the White Rose 1942/1943
In December 1942, the opposition students Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell sought personal contact with Kurt Huber, whom they already knew as a lecturer from his philosophy lecture and from private meetings of opponents of the Munich regime. After many conversations, together they wrote the fifth leaflet in January 1943, “Leaflets of the Resistance Movement in Germany. Appeal to all Germans! ”With this open self-description as a resistance fighter, the text deviated from the rather apolitical signature“ The White Rose ”under which the small group of young students had called for resistance against the Nazi regime since mid-1942 .
On January 13, 1943 arrived at the commemoration of the 470th anniversary of the founding of the university to massive protests of students, among which were many war-injured soldiers, against abusive and obscene omission of which appeared as a guest speaker Munich Gauleiter Paul Giesler . Under the impression of these events and in view of the sinking of the 6th Army in Stalingrad and the ensuing military catastrophe, the group believed in the opportunity and the need to promote the resistance against the rule of Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP with stirring words. Huber designed the sixth, most recently distributed leaflet, “Fellow Students! Fellow students! " . In it he called with patriotic emphasis on “settling the German youth with the most despicable tyranny our German people has ever endured”. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell deleted the following passage from the draft text:
“Students, female students. You made yourself completely available to the German Wehrmacht at the front and in the stage, in front of the enemy, in helping the wounded, but also in the laboratory and at work. There can be no other goal for all of us than the annihilation of Russian Bolshevism in every form. Continue to stand united in the ranks of our wonderful Wehrmacht. "
This leaflet was the undoing of the group. After not all copies could be sent, it was decided to distribute the remaining leaflets at Munich University. On February 18, 1943, the Scholl siblings laid out the sheets of paper at the university and threw the rest of the gallery into the atrium. They were discovered by the caretaker Jakob Schmid , detained and handed over to the Gestapo .
While the Scholl siblings were executed together with Christoph Probst on February 22nd, Kurt Huber, Wilhelm Graf and Alexander Schmorell were only sentenced to death in a second trial before the People's Court . Huber and Schmorell were on 13 July 1943 in the prison Munich Stadelheim beheaded , the execution Graf took place on October 12, 1943 also by the guillotine .
In his defense speech of April 19, 1943 before the People's Court, Huber confessed to his moral claims and political convictions, which, for example, Klaus Weber , one of the authors of Illustrated History of Psychology , who refers to the end of the defense speech, characterizes as conservative and folkish . Weber's controversial assessment of Huber's basic political attitude is based on his accusation against the NSDAP that it both destroyed the “true national community” and did not create a “true Germanic leader state”. However, Huber does not associate these accusations with any racist meaning, but rather the freedom of public expression, the fundamental principle of the rule of law and the renaissance of mutual trust between people:
“The fundamental demand of a true national community has been nullified by the systematic undermining of trust from person to person. There is no more terrible judgment about a national community than the admission that we all have to make to ourselves that no one feels safe from his neighbors, the father no longer feels safe from his sons. [...] A state that prohibits any free expression of opinion and places every, but also every morally justified criticism, every suggestion for improvement as 'preparation for high treason' under the most terrible punishments, breaks an unwritten German, Germanic law that is still 'in healthy public opinion' was always alive and must stay alive. [...] For me [...] I claim that my warning to reflect on the only permanent foundations of a constitutional state, to return to the true Germanic leadership state is the top priority of the hour, the overhearing of which only the downfall of the German spirit and ultimately the German people. [...] I demand back freedom for our German people. "
On July 13, 1943, shortly before his execution, Huber wrote a farewell letter to his family, which among other things said: “Rejoice with me! I am allowed to die for my fatherland, for a just and more beautiful fatherland that will definitely emerge from this war. "He dies in the" fight for a new Germany! "
The mortal remains of Kurt Huber were buried in a family grave, grave number 21-W-22, in the " Waldfriedhof Alter Teil" in Munich-Hadern.
Kurt Huber's attitude to National Socialism
If you follow the medical writer Klaus Weber in Illustrated History of Psychology, then Huber's life, which is not straight, cannot be assessed clearly and unambiguously. Monocausal explanations for his upright resistance activity in the context of the "White Rose" are inappropriate. Weber's thesis that Huber was “neither the spiritual mentor” of the “White Rose” nor a staunch “anti-fascist” remains to be examined. At the end of her fundamental study of Huber as a folk song researcher, Maria Bruckbauer sums up the following, which refers particularly to the years between 1933 and 1943:
“With Kurt Huber there is no doubt about the radical nature of the opposition to certain manifestations within National Socialism. However, this opposition must not be set absolutely either in terms of time or content. Even less does it justify a glorification of Huber's various activities. What drove him into resistance was and will be dealt with elsewhere. His love for Bavarian folk music and the work in this area were certainly not. "
As an author
- Ivo de Vento (c. 1540-1575). Dissertation, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität zu München, Munich 1917. (The first, biographical part of the dissertation was published under this title without a publisher in Lindenberg im Allgäu in 1918.)
- The double masters of the 16th century. A methodological sketch. In: Alfred Einstein, Theodor Koyer, Carl A. Rau u. a .: Festschrift for the 50th birthday. Adolf Sandberger presented by his students. Hof-Musik-Verlag by Ferdinand Zierfuss, Munich 1918, pp. 170–188.
- Women's songs from Burma. In: Lucian and Christine Scherman: In the river basin of the Irrawaddy. Burma and its female world. Oskar Schloss, Munich / Neubiberg 1922, pp. 129–132.
- The expression of musical elementary motifs. An experimental psychological investigation. Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig 1923.
- Joseph Geyser's position in logic and epistemology. In: Fritz-Joachim von Rintelen (Ed.): Philosophia perennis: Treatises on their past and present. [Josef Geyser celebrates his 60th birthday]. Vol. 2, Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1930, pp. 1141–1172.
- Legal psychology in the broader sense. Psychological auxiliary disciplines in legal practice. In: Hermann Sacher (Hrsg.): Staatslexikon. Fourth volume. Paper money to national debt. 5th, revised edition. Herder, Freiburg im Breisgau 1931, Sp. 650–654. (Kurt Huber's text is the second part of the lexicon article for legal psychology , the first part of which was written by Franz Sommer; ibid., Sp. 645–650.)
- Becher, Erich. In: German Biographical Yearbook. 1929. Vol. 11, 1932, pp. 32-40.
- The Christmas carol in Upper Bavaria 50 years ago. On the song geography and musical style criticism of August Hartmann's compilation. In: Eugen Franz, Julius Volk, Bruno Schweizer, Adolf Sandberger (editor): State and Volkstum. New studies on Bavarian and German history and folklore. Karl Alexander von Müller as a festive offering on December 20, 1932 with a foreword by E [rich] Marcks. Jos. C. Huber, Dießen am Ammersee 1933, pp. 116-140.
- Erich Becher as a psychologist. In: Archives for the whole of psychology. Vol. 89, Hf. 3/4, 1933, pp. 671-693.
- The vowel mixture and the quality system of the vowels. First part. In: Archives for the whole of psychology. Vol. 91, Hf. 1/2, 1934, pp. 153-199.
- About a physical demonstration of W. Köhler's vowel theory. (Following the "Vocal Studies" by Engelhardt and Gehrcke). In: Archives for the whole of psychology. Vol. 92, Hf. 3/4, 1934, pp. 481-504.
- Ways and goals of new folk song research and maintenance. In: Communications of the Academy for Scientific Research and Maintenance of German Language / German Academy. Vol. 9, Hf. 3, 1934, pp. 281-295.
- For the psychological-acoustic analysis of the speech melody. In: Deutsche Akademie (Hrsg.): The Central Office for Speech Care and Speech Studies. O. V., Munich 1935, pp. 26-38.
- The development of German folk song research and folk song maintenance. In: German music culture. Bimonthly issues for musical life and music research. 1. Vol., Hf. 2, 1936, pp. 65-73.
- Herder's justification of musical aesthetics. In: Archives for Music Research. 1. Vol., Hf. 1, 1936, pp. 103-122.
- At escort. In: Kurt Huber, Kiem Pauli (Hrsg.): Old Bavarian song book for young and old. With pictures by Paul Neu (= Edition Schott. Hf. 2599). B. Schott's Sons, Mainz , pp. 2-3.
- The future structure of folk music research. In: German science, education and popular education. Official journal of the Reich and Prussian Ministry for Science, Education and National Education and the teaching administration of the other countries. Volume 3, volume 13, 1937, p. 127 * –132 * of the unofficial part.
- with Walther Wünsch: trip to Bosnia. In: German music culture. Bimonthly issues for musical life and music research. 3rd volume, volume 1, 1938, pp. 19-26.
- The musical face of the German tribes. In: Deutsche Tonkünstler-Zeitung. Trade journal for musicians and music educators. 34th Jg., Hf. 10, 1938, pp. 233-237 and 34. Vol. 11, 1938, pp. 261-263.
- The folklore method in folk song research. In: Archives for Music Research. 3rd volume, volume 3, 1938, pp. 257-276.
- Where are we today In: Guido Waldmann (Ed.): On the tonality of the German folk song. Georg Kallmeyer, Wölfenbüttel / Berlin 1938, pp. 73–87.
- Folk song and folk dance in the Bavarian region. In: German music culture. Bimonthly issues for musical life and music research. 3rd volume, volume 2, 1938, pp. 76-98.
- At escort. In: Max Dingler : The Bavarian Heart. Chants in the dialect. Gebr. Richters Verlagsanstalt, Erfurt 1940, pp. 6-9.
Works published posthumously
- Leibniz and us. In: Journal for Philosophical Research . Vol. 1, Hf. 1, 1946, pp. 5-34 ( JSTOR 20480063 at JSTOR ).
- Enoch Arden. To the poem by Tennyson, set to music by Richard Strauss. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, p. 165.
- Fragments. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, p. 75.
- Clock rhymes. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 158–159.
- The globe. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, p. 116.
- Lecture-style writing and thinking. From the notebook. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, p. 86.
- From the philosophical style. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 136-137.
- The housewife logic. In: The onion dome. Monthly for the Bavarian people and their friends. 5th volume, volume 6, 1950, pp. 141-143.
- Leibniz. Edited by Inge Köck in conjunction with Clara Huber. R. Oldenbourg, Munich 1951. (A reprint appeared under the title: Leibniz. The Philosopher of Universal Harmony (= Series Piper. Vol. 934). Ed. By Inge Köck in connection with Clara Huber. R. Piper, Munich / Zurich 1989, ISBN 3-492-10934-9 .)
- Aesthetics. Edited, ed. by Otto Ursprung. Buch-Kunstverlag, Ettal 1954.
- Musical aesthetics. Ed. And ed. by Otto Ursprung. Buch-Kunstverlag, Ettal 1954.
- Basic concepts of the science of the soul. Introduction to general psychology. Buch-Kunstverlag, Ettal 1955.
- Folk song and folk dance. Essays on folk song studies in the Bavarian region. Edited by Clara Huber & Otto Alexander von Müller. Buch-Kunstverlag, Ettal .
- What is a twofold? On the structure and origin of the Bavarian Zwiefachen. In: Kurt Huber: Folk song and folk dance. Essays on folk song studies in the Bavarian region. Edited by Clara Huber & Otto Alexander von Müller. Buch-Kunstverlag, Ettal , pp. 31–43 [Notes pp. 99–100].
- Professor Kurt Huber's defense speech. In: James Donohoe: Hitler's conservative opponents in Bavaria 1930-1945. A study of Catholic, monarchist, and separatist anti-Nazi activities. EJ Brill, Leiden 1961, pp. 317-328. (Despite the English title by James Donohoe, this is the first copy of Kurt Huber's defense speech in German, which he delivered on April 19, 1943 in Munich before the People's Court during the trial against him and 13 other defendants.)
- Kurt Huber's farewell letter. In: Christian Petry: Students on the scaffold. The white rose and its failure. R. Piper, Munich 1968, pp. 216-217. (The title of the farewell letter of July 13, 1943 is from Christian Petry.)
- Why a “Bavarian Folk Music Archive”? In: Bayerisches Jahrbuch für Volkskunde, Vol. 17, 1968, pp. 8-10.
- Sing Almerian. In: Wilfrid Feldhütter (Ed.): Songs, Land and People. Music, dance and singing in the Bavarian-Austrian mountains. Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1980, ISBN 3-7991-6030-2 , pp. 79-97.
- The development of the German folk song. A sketch of the history of music. In: Wilfrid Feldhütter (Ed.): Songs, Land and People. Music, dance and singing in the Bavarian-Austrian mountains. Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1980, ISBN 3-7991-6030-2 , pp. 205-212.
- Dance like a country. In: Wilfrid Feldhütter (Ed.): Songs, Land and People. Music, dance and singing in the Bavarian-Austrian mountains. Süddeutscher Verlag, Munich 1980, ISBN 3-7991-6030-2 , pp. 136-144.
- with Paul Kiem: Upper Bavarian folk songs with pictures and ways (= landscape folk songs. Volume 23). Knorr & Hirth, Munich 1930.
- with Kiem Pauli: Old Bavarian songbook for young and old (= Edition Schott. Hf. 2599). B. Schott's Sons, Mainz 1936.
- with Carl Orff : Music of the Landscape. Folk music in new movements. From the Bavarian region. Songs and Dances for Piano by Hans Bergese. B. Schott's Sons, Mainz 1942.
- with Ludwig Simbeck: Niederbairisches Liederbuch. Edited by Clara Huber. Max Heiber / B. Schott's Sons, Munich / Mainz 1951. Further editions 1954 and 1989.
- Since 1946 a square in front of a university building of the LMU on Ludwigstrasse in Munich- Maxvorstadt has been called “Professor-Huber-Platz”.
- Shortly after the end of World War II, either in 1945 or 1946, was in Graefelfing the Ritter von Epp Street - in the Kurt Huber to the arrest on 27 February 1943 lived (no. 4) - in "Professor Kurt -Huber-Straße “was renamed.
- On February 2, 1966, the Graefelfing grammar school was given the name " Kurt-Huber-Gymnasium ".
- In front of the entrance to the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, bronze replicas of the leaflets embedded in the floor are reminiscent of the “White Rose”.
- Several streets in Germany, for example in Bremen - Vahr , Ingolstadt , Lüneburg , Grünwald , Oldenburg and Würzburg were named after him - as was a street in his hometown Chur (Switzerland).
- In 1999 the Catholic Church included Kurt Huber in the German Martyrology of the 20th Century as a “martyr from the time of National Socialism (1933–1945)” .
Short and lexicon articles
- Thrasybulos G. Georgiades: Huber, Kurt. In: New German biography. Vol. 9. Hess - Hüttig. Edited by the historical commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972, pp. 697-698. Online here. 
- Susanne Guski canvas: Huber, Kurt. In: Uwe Wolfradt, Elfriede Billmann-Mahecha, Armin Stock (eds.): German-speaking psychologists 1933–1945. An encyclopedia of persons, supplemented by a text by Erich Stern. Springer, Wiesbaden 2015, ISBN 978-3-658-01480-3 , pp. 201f.
- Hans Haase: Huber, Kurt. In: Music in the past and present. General encyclopedia of music. Vol. 6: Head - Jenny. Edited by Friedrich Blume. Bärenreiter, Kassel / Basel / London 1957, col. 811–814.
- Rainer A. Müller : Huber, Kurt Theodor. In: Karl Bosl (ed.): Bosls Bavarian biography. 8000 personalities from 15 centuries. Friedrich Pustet, Regensburg 1983, ISBN 3-7917-0792-2 , p. 375.
- Georg Schwaiger : Art .: Dr. Kurt Huber. In: Helmut Moll (ed. On behalf of the German Bishops' Conference): Witnesses for Christ. The German martyrology of the 20th century. Paderborn et al. 1999, 7th revised and updated edition 2019, ISBN 978-3-506-78012-6 , 491–493.
- Christoph Schwandt : Huber, Kurt. In: Ludwig Finscher (Hrsg.): The music in past and present. General encyclopedia of music. Person part [vol.] 9. Second, revised edition. Bärenreiter / Metzler, Kassel / Basel / London 2003, ISBN 3-7618-1119-5 and / or ISBN 3-476-41018-8 , Sp. 448-449.
- Ulli Stang (eds.): Sophie and Hans Scholl: murdered by Nazis on February 22, 1942. Edited by DKP Marburg, district group North Am Grün 9, Marburg 1983, p. 3 f.
- Klaus Weber: Kurt Huber. In: Helmut E. Lück , Rudolf Miller (ed.): Illustrated history of psychology. Quintessenz, Munich 1993, ISBN 3-928036-72-6 , pp. 185-187.
Biographies and Monographs
- Maria Bruckbauer: "... and be it against a world of enemies!" Kurt Huber's folk song collection and maintenance in Bavaria (= Bavarian writings on folklore. Vol. 2). O. V., Munich 1991, ISBN 3-7696-0452-0 .
- Egon Grave: The Aesthetic Categories in Kurt Huber's Aesthetics. Dissertation, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Munich 1957.
- Wolfgang Huber: Kurt Huber before the People's Court. The second trial against the White Rose (= History in the Blue Owl. Vol. 13). The Blue Owl, Essen 2009, ISBN 978-3-89924-265-2 .
- Peter Laska, Toni Leibl, Franz Ruppel and others: Kurt Huber. Stations of his life in documents and pictures. Edited by the Kurt-Huber-Gymnasium. O. V., Graefelfing .
- Rosemarie Schumann: Passion and suffering. Kurt Huber in contradiction to National Socialism (= writings of the Federal Archives. Vol. 66). Droste, Düsseldorf 2007, ISBN 978-3-7700-1621-1 .
- Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947.
- Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Huber for memory. "... death ... was not in vain". Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-485-00523-1 .
- Georgi Schischkoff (Ed.): Kurt Huber as a Leibniz researcher. In memory of the Munich philosopher and sound psychologist in the “Leibniz Year 1966”. O. V., Munich 1966.
- R. Gruneberg: Kurt Huber`s aesthetics of music. In: The Music Review. 37th Jg., Hf. 3, 1976, pp. 230-233.
- R. Gruneberg: Huber`s contribution to musical psychology. In: The Music Review. 39th vol., Hf. 3/4, 1978, pp. 258-262.
- Wolfgang Jaeger: Personal memories of Kurt Huber. In: Ruperto Carola. Journal of the Association of Friends of the Student Union of Heidelberg University e. V. 33. Vol., Hf. 65/66, 1981, pp. 27-32.
- Walt [h] er Küchler: Kurt Huber in memory. In: German contributions. A two-month publication. 2nd vol., Hf. 2, 1948, pp. 185-188.
- Paulus Lenz-Medoc: Kurt Huber et Leibniz. In: Les études philosophiques. New series, 12th year, volume 1, 1957, pp. 227-229.
- Nikolaus Lobkowicz: Address by the President of the University of Munich on the occasion of the memorial service for Kurt Huber on October 27, 1980. In: Ruperto Carola. Journal of the Association of Friends of the Student Union of Heidelberg University e. V. 33. Vol., Hf. 65/66, 1981, pp. 24-36.
- Wolfgang A. Mayer: Kurt Huber and Kiem Pauli. Unpublished testimonies of their friendship and cooperation. In: More beautiful home. Heritage and present. 62. Jg., Hf. 4, 1973, pp. 423-428.
- Friedrich Mordstein: Kurt Huber. Reflection on the 50th anniversary of his death and 100th birthday. In: More beautiful home. Heritage and Mission. 82nd Vol. 2, 1993, pp. 93-96.
- Robert Münster: Kurt Huber's musicological work and activity. In: More beautiful home. Heritage and present. 62. Jg., Hf. 4, 1973, pp. 418-422.
- Walter H. Rubsamen: Kurt Huber of Munich. In: The Musical Quarterly. 30. Jg., Hf. 2, 1944, pp. 226-233.
- Ludwig Simbeck: Kurt Huber and the Lower Bavarian folk song. In: More beautiful home. Heritage and present. 60th Jg., Hf. 3, 1971, pp. 95-97.
- Otto origin: Kurt Huber. In: The music research. 1. Jg., Hf. 1, 1948, pp. 27-32.
- Reiner Wiehl: The philosopher Kurt Huber in the resistance against National Socialism. In: Trumah. Journal of the University for Jewish Studies Heidelberg. Vol. 8., 1999, pp. 43-61.
- Rosemarie Schumann: Kurt Huber - born in Chur In: Bündner Monatsblatt , Heft 5, 2011, pp. 335–352.
Contributions to anthologies
- Susanne Guski canvas: Kurt Huber in his scientific and political thinking. In: Theo Herrmann, Włodek Zeidler (ed.): Psychologists in authoritarian systems (= contributions to the history of psychology. Vol. 24). Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2012, ISBN 978-3-631-62081-6 , pp. 199-211.
- Susanne Guski-Canvas: 'Morality' as an ethos and argument in the resistance against National Socialism: A comparison of the psychology professors Gustav Kafka (Dresden) and Kurt Huber (Munich) in their attitudes and arguments. In: Armin Stock, Horst-Peter Brauns, Uwe Wolfradt (eds.): Historical analyzes of theoretical and empirical psychology (= contributions to the history of psychology. Vol. 25). Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2012, ISBN 978-3-631-62494-4 , pp. 179-187.
- Hans-Joachim Hecker: The estate of Kurt Huber. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Huber for memory. "... death ... was not in vain". Nymphenburger Verlagshandlung, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-485-00523-1 , pp. 168–176.
- Clara Huber: Kurt Huber's path of fate. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 9–43.
- Wolfgang Huber: Hans Alfred Grunsky. Kurt Huber's closest colleague. In: Elisabeth Kraus (Ed.): The University of Munich in the Third Reich. Essays. Part II (= contributions to the history of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Vol. 4.) Herbert Utz, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-8316-0726-6 or ISBN 978-3-8316-0727-3 , pp. 389-411.
- Dominic Kaegi: “As if the fate of German things depended on you” - To the Leibniz reception with Kurt Huber. In: Wenchao Li, Hartmut Rudolph (ed.): "Leibniz" in the time of National Socialism (= Studia Leibnitiana special edition. Vol. 42). Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-515-10308-4 , pp. 151-169.
- Inge Köck: Kurt Huber as a Leibniz researcher. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 138–157.
- Peter Petersen : Science and Resistance. About Kurt Huber (1893–1943). In: Brunhilde Sonntag, Hans-Werner Boresch, Detlef Gojowy (ed.): The dark burden. Music and National Socialism (= writings on musicology and music theory. Vol. 3). Bela, Cologne 1999, ISBN 3-931430-05-7 , pp. 111-129.
- Georgi Schischkoff: The Leibniz picture in the work of Kurt Huber. In: Georgi Schischkoff (Ed.): Kurt Huber as a Leibniz researcher. In memory of the Munich philosopher and sound psychologist in the “Leibniz Year 1966”. O. V., Munich 1966, pp. 7-32.
- Rainer Schmusch: Music aesthetics under the swastika: Kurt Huber's Herder reception. In: Michael Maurer (Ed.): Herder and its effect. Herder and his impact. Contributions to the conference of the International Herder Society. Jena 2008. Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Authors, Heidelberg 2014, ISBN 978-3-939381-68-6 , pp. 315-324.
- Otto origin: Kurt Huber as a musicologist and aesthetician. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 44–64.
- Klaus Weber: Kurt Huber. A sketch. In: Grzegorz Dymnicki, Rosi Mittermaier-Mühldorfer, JU Palußek, Heidi Spanl, Klaus Weber: Retrospectives. Moments. Views. On the history of the Munich Psychological Institute. Selbstverlag, Munich 1989, pp. 67–76.
- Alois Wenzl: Memories of joint years of work and workplaces with Kurt Huber. In: Clara Huber (ed.): Kurt Hubers for memory. Portrait of a man, thinker and researcher. Portrayed by his friends. Josef Habbel, Regensburg 1947, pp. 76–78.
Sections and chapters in books
- Ricarda Huch : Kurt Huber. In: Ricarda Huch: To collect in a memorial book ... pictures of German resistance fighters. Edited and introduced by Wolfgang M. Schwiedrzik. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 1997, ISBN 3-931922-80-4 , pp. 103-108.
- Pamela M. Potter: The Rare Protest. In: Pamela M. Potter: The most German of the arts. Musicology and society from the Weimar Republic to the end of the Third Reich. From the American by Wolfram Ette. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 2000, pp. 159-164 [Notes pp. 361-362].
- Michael C. Schneider, Winfried Suss: Kurt Huber. A political scholar. In: Michael C. Schneider, Winfried Süß: No people comrades. White Rose Student Resistance. The White Rose. Edited by the Rector's College of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. O. V., o. O. 1993, ISBN 3-922480-08-X , pp. 19-21 [Notes pp. 107-108] (On pp. 55-56 of the book is the English translation by George Low: Kurt Huber. A political scholar. ).
- Claudia Schorcht: Kurt Huber. In: Claudia Schorcht: Philosophy at the Bavarian Universities 1933–1945. Harald Fischer, Erlangen 1990, ISBN 3-89131-024-2 , pp. 162-169.
- Yvonne Sherratt: The martyr: Kurt Huber. In: Yvonne Sherratt: Hitler's philosophers. Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut / London 2013, ISBN 978-0-300-15193-0 , pp. 207-228 [Notes pp. 281-282].
- Louis L. Snyder: Professor Kurt Huber: academician. In: Louis L. Snyder: Hitler's German enemies. The stories of the heroes who fought the Nazis. Hippocrene Books, New York 1990, ISBN 0-87052-790-8 , pp. 109-122.
- Klaus Weber: "Walls made of corpses that look like you". On the resistance of Kurt Huber. In: Klaus Weber: Blind spots. Psychological views of fascism and racism (= argument special volume new episode AS. Vol. 296). Argument Verlag, Hamburg 2003, ISBN 3-88619-296-2 , pp. 39-49.
Conversations and interviews
- Wolfgang Huber: "Die for Germany". Wolfgang Huber, son of the White Rose resistance fighter Kurt Huber, about Sophie Scholl and his father. In: Young Freedom. Weekly newspaper for politics and culture. 20th year, No. 9, 2005, p. 3.
- Wolfgang Huber: "Stalingrad has become my fate". Kurt Huber in the resistance of the "White Rose". In conversation with Detlef Bald and Jakob Knab. In: Detlef Bald (ed.): “Against the war machine”. Experiences of war and motives for the resistance of the "White Rose". Klartext, Essen 2005, ISBN 3-89861-488-3 , pp. 118–127.
- Georg S. Ankenbrand: Dr. Kurt Huber. In: Bavarian Yearbook for Folklore. 1950. Vol. 1, 1950, pp. 105-106.
- Inge Köck: Afterword. In: Kurt Huber: Leibniz. Edited by Inge Köck in conjunction with Clara Huber. R. Oldenbourg, Munich 1951, pp. 428-432.
- Inge Scholl : The white rose. Verlag der Frankfurter Hefte, Frankfurt am Main 1952. (Erw. Neuausg. Fischer, Frankfurt 1993, ISBN 3-596-11802-6 .)
- Wolfgang Warner: Professor Kurt Huber. The philosopher and man. In: Peter Laska, Toni Leibl, Franz Ruppel [among others]: Kurt Huber. Stations of his life in documents and pictures. Edited by the Kurt-Huber-Gymnasium. O. V., Graefelfing 1983, pp. 103-112.
Cinematic approaches to Kurt Huber
- The White Rose , German feature film from 1982, directed by Michael Verhoeven .
- The Yalu Flows , Korean-German TV series from 2008, directed by Jonghan Lee.
- The Resistance - Witnesses of the White Rose , German documentary from 2008, director: Katrin Seybold .
- Works by and about Kurt Huber in the catalog of the German National Library
- Kurt Huber in the Bavarian Musicians' Lexicon Online (BMLO)
- Kurt Huber. In: German Resistance Memorial Center. Status: 2014, accessed on August 30, 2015.
- Peter Petersen: Kurt Huber. In: Lexicon of persecuted musicians from the Nazi era . Status: September 26, 2014, accessed on August 30, 2015.
- Kirsten Schulz: Kurt Huber. In: Federal Center for Political Education. Status: April 20, 2005, accessed on August 30, 2015.
- The estate in the Bavarian State Library
- Peter Laska, Toni Leibl, Franz Ruppel [among others]: Kurt Huber. Stations of his life in documents and pictures. Edited by the Kurt-Huber-Gymnasium. O. V., Graefelfing , p. 9 f.
- Josef Focht: Kurt Huber and the folksong . Munich 2012.
- Complete quotation from Fred K. Prieberg : Handbook of German Musicians 1933–1945 , CD-Rom-Lexikon, Kiel 2004, pp. 3221–3222, source BA NS 15/5.
- Prieberg: Handbook. S. 3222, source BA Huber name file.
- Prieberg: manual. P. 3221.
- Maria Bruckbauer: Forgotten foreword. In: Bavarian Yearbook for Folklore. 1990, pp. 117-122.
- Kirsten Schulz: Kurt Huber . In: Federal Agency for Civic Education, on: bpb.de
- Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Kurt Huber: Leaflets of the resistance movement in Germany. Call to all Germans! In: Ulrich Chaussy, Gerd R. Ueberschär: "Long live freedom!" The history of the White Rose and its members in documents and reports. Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2013, pp. 39–41.
- Kurt Huber . In: Institute for Historical Musicology at the University of Hamburg, on: uni-hamburg.de
- Kurt Huber . In: German Resistance Memorial Center, on: gdw-berlin.de
- Kurt Huber, Hans Scholl, Alexander Schmorell: fellow students! Fellow students! In: Ulrich Chaussy, Gerd R. Ueberschär: "Long live freedom!" The history of the White Rose and its members in documents and reports. Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2013, p. 42.
- Huber, Kurt . In: Deutsche Biographie, auf_ deutsche-biographie.de
- Quoted from Karl-Heinz Jahnke: White Rose contra Hakenkreuz. The resistance of the Scholl siblings and their friends (= library of resistance. ) Röderberg-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1969, p. 50.
- Courageous confessor . In: Domradio, on: domradio.de
- Ulrich Chaussy, Gerd R. Ueberschär: "Long live freedom!" The history of the White Rose and its members in documents and reports. Fischer Taschenbuch, Frankfurt am Main 2013, p. 84.
- The professor of the "White Rose" . In: Die Tagespost , on: die-tagespost.de
- Klaus Weber: Kurt Huber. In: Illustrated History of Psychology. Quintessenz, Munich 1993, p. 186.
- [Kurt Huber]: Professor Kurt Huber's defense speech. In: James Donohoe: Hitler's conservative opponents in Bavaria 1930-1945. A study of Catholic, monarchist, and separatist anti-Nazi activities. EJ Brill, Leiden 1961, p. 327 (English).
- [Kurt Huber]: Kurt Huber's farewell letter. In: Christian Petry: Students on the scaffold. The white rose and its failure. R. Piper, Munich 1968, p. 216.
- Hildegard Vieregg: Grave and memorial of Professor Dr. Kurt Hubers in the forest cemetery. In: Hildegard Vieregg: "People are vigilant". Memorials and memorials for the victims of the Nazi tyranny 1933–1945. Accompanying book for the media package of the same name, created in cooperation between the Museum-Pedagogical Center in Munich and the State Image Center for Southern Bavaria (= MPZ-themed books on contemporary history. ) O.V., Munich 1993, pp. 43–45.
- Julia Kitzmann: What I still remember is the funeral . In: Süddeutsche Zeitung of July 13, 2018, on: sueddeutsche.de
- Klaus Weber: Kurt Huber. In: Illustrated History of Psychology. Quintessenz, Munich 1993, p. 187.
- Maria Bruckbauer: "... and be it against a world of enemies!" Kurt Huber's collection and maintenance of folk songs in Bavaria (= Bavarian writings on folklore. Vol. 2). O. V., Munich 1991, p. 205.
- Helga Pfoertner: Huber, Kurt Prof. Dr. In: Helga Pfoertner: Living with history. Memorials, memorials, places of remembrance for the victims of National Socialism in Munich 1933–1945. Vol. 1, A to H. Literareron, Munich 2001, ISBN 3-89675-859-4 , p. 208.
- [Christoph Richter]: Street names. In:  Retrieved August 27, 2015.
- The KHG: The first grammar school in the Munich district. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
- Georg Schwaiger: Art .: Dr. Kurt Huber. In: Helmut Moll (published on behalf of the German Bishops' Conference): Witnesses for Christ. The German martyrology of the 20th century. Vol. 1. Paderborn et al. 1999, 7th revised and updated edition 2019, 491–493.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Huber, Kurt Ivo Theodor (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German folk song researcher, professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, folk song researcher, member of the White Rose|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 24, 1893|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chur|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 13, 1943|
|Place of death||Munich|