House the Property of the German Reich

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Villa Tugendhat becomes the property of the German Reich as of 12 January 1942. The house is apparently rented to Walter Messerschmidt, director of Klöcknerwerke in Brno, from 1942 up until 1945 where he had a flat and office. The first major construction adaptations took place at this time (raising of the chimney, bricking up the milk glazing of the entrance hall and the passage way to the upper terrace).


Simultaneous events

1942 Daughter Ruth


A daughter Ruth is born to the Tugendhats on 6th December 1942 in Venezuela, married name Gugenheim. read more