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BornReinhold Schaffer
February 5, 1892
Berlin, Germany
DiedNovember 12, 1966 (age 74)

Recha was a professional circus illusionist for many decades.

The son of a Berlin tailor, Schaffer started performing magic as an assistant to Taft. In 1923 he took over the name "Taft" and then in 1930 became better known as "Recha, the Devil in Tails".[1]


  1. The Circus and Magic - Circus Magicians By MALDINO, Magic Circular, Vol 79, page 409 (1985)