Robert Curjel

Robert Curjel (born 17 December 1859 in St. Gallen, Switzerland; died 18 August 1925 in Emmett, Switzerland)[1] was a German-Swiss architect.

Robert Curjel
Born17 December 1859
Died18 August 1925
Alma materKarlsruhe Institute of Technology and Technical University of Munich
ChildrenHans Curjel

Early life and educationEdit

Curjel attended the Technical University of Karlsruhe and the Technical University of Munich.[2] In 1888, he founded the architectural firm Curjel and Moser with Karl Moser.[3][4] From 1916, Curiel worked for the Badischer Baubund.[5]



Curjel and his wife Marie Curjel (née Hermann) were both Jewish. Marie committed suicide on 27 April 1940 because of the threat of deportation to a concentration camp.

His daughter Gertrud (b. 5 March 1893) was murdered in Auschwitz concentration camp in February 1943. His son Hans Curjel (b. 1 May 1896; d. 3 January 1974) was an art historian, conductor, and theatre director, who successfully emigrated to Switzerland in 1933.


  1. ^ "Curjel, Robert". (in German). Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  2. ^ Kleinmanns, Joachim (2016-01-15). "KIT - saai - Bestand - Personen". (in German). Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  3. ^ "Robert Curjel". archINFORM.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Robert Curjel – Stadtlexikon". Retrieved 2020-08-14.
  5. ^ "Robert Curjel | Art Nouveau World". Retrieved 2020-08-13.
  6. ^ "ArchitekturBasel - Pauluskirche von Curjel & Moser | Basler Baukultur entdecken. No 54" (in Swiss High German). 2017-12-28. Retrieved 2020-08-14.

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