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Hans Eller
German rower

Hans Eller

Hans Eller
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Intro German rower
Was Rower
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 14 August 1910, Gdańsk
Death 4 April 1943, Russia (aged 32 years)
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Hans Eller (August 14, 1910 – April 4, 1943) was a German rower who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, USA. In 1932 he won the gold medal as member of the German boat in the coxed fours competition.


Born with the Johannes Eller on August 10, 1910 in Danzig-Oliva, his father was a naval captain and mother a home maker.

He studied in Grenoble, France and later gained a law degree from Berlin. He worked for "Wirtschaftsgruppe Elektroindustrie," and had clients such as Siemens, Mende, and Phillips, some of which he then defended against nationalization from the National Socialist government.

Eller married Hildegard Kluge in Dresden on December 23, 1939 and has a son (Hans-Peter M. Eller) born in Dresden on March 22, 1943. He was January 1940, and wounded in France. After recuperation Eller was sent to Russia, but declared missing January 23, 1943. The search division of the German Red Cross recently found from Russian records that he died in a camp near Starobelsk on April 4, 1943.

He was a member of the Berliner Ruder Club and also participated successfully as crew member in fours in Henley Regattas.

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