Wolff & Tritschler

Last updated: June 22, 2021

Dr. Paul Wolff, born in Mulhouse, France, on February 19, 1887, studied Medicine until 1913, and graduated in 1914. After World War I, he worked in film and as a photographer. He met Oskar Barnack in 1921, and acquired his first two Leicas in 1926. His standard work Meine Erfahrungen mit der Leica (My Experiences with the Leica) was published in 1934. In 1934, he set up a company with Alfred Tritschler, who had been working for him since 1927.

Alfred Tritschler, born June 12, 1905, trained in Photography in Offenburg, Germany, where he was born; then began studying Photo Technology in Munich in 1924. In 1927, he applied for a position at Paul Wolff's in Frankfurt. Later on, he became joint owner and, after Wolff's death on April 10, 1951, continued to run the company independently. Tritschler passed away on New Year's Eve, 1970. The company had already been taken over by a nephew in 1963.


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