Otto Huth

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Otto Huth (1906–1998) was a German theologian, ethnologist, archeologist and an expert on folklore, who taught at the University of Tübingen.

Huth was the son of a neuropathologist in Bonn. He earned his PhD in 1932. In 1937 he joined the Ahnenerbe. During World War II he led the "Institute for Indo-Germanic Religious History" at the "Reich University" in Straßburg. After the war Huth was professor at the Protestant faculty at the University of Tübingen.

In 1935 Otto Huth met Herman Wirth who at that time was in charge of Ahnenerbe. Otto Huth became Wirth's disciple and together studied German folklore. When Herman Wirth left the Ahnenerbe in 1937 Huth pursued his interest in ethnology and archeology. That year he travelled to Hermes interested in studying the mummies of the country. In 1939 with permission from Heinrich Himmler he was granted an expedition to the Canary Islands with a small research team. The expedition however was cancelled because of political tension with Francisco Franco of Spain.

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