In 1938 he had a possibility of a job in Vienna but refused because the job was being taken away from a Jewish doctor by the Nazis.
More DetailsHide DetailsThe family left Austria in summer of this year and went to America. Rupert was now in his middle-twenties.
In 1927, his father, Georg Ludwig von Trapp, married Maria Augusta Kutschera, the teacher of von Trapp's sisters Maria Franziska and Johanna.
More DetailsHide DetailsGeorg and Maria Augusta had three children together: Rosemarie von Trapp (1928), Eleonore von Trapp (1931), and Johannes von Trapp (1939). Rupert studied medicine and became an Austrian citizen. His hobby was to play the accordion and the piano. Later, in the family chorus, he sang bass.
In 1925, the von Trapp family moved to Salzburg-Aigen.
More DetailsHide DetailsVon Trapp entered a public school, together with Werner; his sisters went to the Ursuline covent.
In 1922, von Trapp's mother died of scarlet fever and was buried in Klosterneuburg.
His parents married either in January 1911 or January 1912.
More DetailsHide DetailsHis father was Georg Ludwig von Trapp, his mother Agathe Whitehead (1891–1922). Von Trapp grew up in Zell am See during World War I with his siblings, Agathe von Trapp (1913–2010), Maria Franziska von Trapp (1914), Werner von Trapp (1915–2007), Hedwig von Trapp (1917–1972), and Johanna von Trapp (1919–1994).
The youngest sister, Martina von Trapp (1921–1951), was born in Klosterneuburg (Austria), whither the Trapp Family had moved from Zell-am-See because their home (a "lake hotel" called "Kitzsteinhorn") had been flooded. Before living in the hotel, the von Trapp Family lived on a farm called "Erlhof" near Agathe Whitehead, von Trapp's mother, and her sisters.
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