Paul Troost (m. 1925–1934)
3 March 1904 (age 98), Stuttgart, Germany
30 January 2003(aged 98), Bad Reichenhall, Germany
Nazi Germany - Pictures of the Madness (1937 - 1939)
Life and work
Troost was the daughter of an art dealer. After completing her education she worked in her father's business, where she met Paul Ludwig Troost in 1923. In 1924 the pair moved to Munich and were married there in 1925. Through her husband she became acquainted with Adolf Hitler in 1930 and became a member of the Nazi Party in 1932.
After her husband's death in 1934, Troost ran his architectural business together with his former partner Leonhard Gall. She supervised the construction of the Haus der Kunst, the remodeling of the Königsplatz, and the construction of the Ehrentempels.
She remained an architectural adviser to Hitler's circle up to the end of the war. In 1943 she received from Hitler an endowment of 100,000 Reichsmarks.
During denazification she was classified as "less responsible" (Minderbelastete) by the Hauptspruchkammer and sentenced to a fine of 500 DM and a 10-year Berufsverbot. At the end of the period Troost resumed work and resided in Schützing (Haiming) in Upper Bavaria.
Gerdy Troost remained a friend and confidante of Winifred Wagner after 1945.