Horti Selbyani: Hans Wiehler: A Tribute


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How to Cite

Desmon, L., & Wiehler, F. (2005). Horti Selbyani: Hans Wiehler: A Tribute. Selbyana, 25(2), 239–244. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/121475


Hans Wiehler is remembered as a leading gesneriad explorer and taxonomist. Not so well known is that he and his family were part of a flood of WWII refugees fleeing from the advancing Russian Army in East Prussia. Hans, then 14 years old, kept a diary covering January to March 1945 and documenting the traumatic experience that would shape his life.


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