Robert & Ottilie Reich

Wilhelm Reich’s brother Robert was born 1900. In 1923 he married his wife Ottilie Lang, who was living in Iacobeni (near Suceava), Romania. In 1971 Myron Sharaf did an interview with her. According to it, Ottilie attended the gymnasium in Czernowitz, just like Wilhelm and Robert. She “recalls particularly the happy vacations when she returned to the family’s country home, with holiday parties, and sleighing in the winter. Robert commented that such gaiety was not to be found in his home”. Robert died of tuberculosis in 1926 (like his father Leon) in a sanatorium in Italy. Later on Ottilie married Alfred Pink—the father of Wilhelm’s ex-wife Annie.

Ottilie and Robert had a daughter, Sigrid, who was born in 1923. Her relatives now life in the USA. According to them, Sigrid often visited Iacobeni (near Suceava), Romania. Her grandparents owned or stayed at the Riegler Hotel there (see below).

Postcard of Iacobeni (near Suceava), 1920ies

Postcard of Iacobeni (near Suceava), 1920ies