|Given Name(s)||Horst Karl Rudolf|
|Place of Birth|
|Date of Birth (Eng)||June 26, 1919|
|Date of Birth (Heb)|
|Date of Death (Eng)||February 6, 1987|
|Date of Death (Heb)||7 Shevat 5747|
|Age at Death||67|
|Father’s Name||Richard Geicke|
|Mother’s Name||Golda Geicke née Schmidt-Joselevicius|
|Title (e.g., Dr)|
|Religious Status (כ/ל/י)|
|Cause of Death||Heart attack|
|Other Family Data||Had at least two sons|
|Inscription (Eng)||HORST GEICKE
26-6-1919 – 6-2-1987
MY DEAR BELOVED HUSBAND AND OUR LOVING FATHER
WE CHERISH YOUR MEMORY WITH
FEELINGS OF GRATITUDE
AND ADORE YOU FOR THE DEVOTION
YOU HAVE BESTOWED UPON US
WE WILL ALWAYS TREASURE YOU IN OUR HEARTS
FOREVER WITH US
YOUR BELOVED WIFE AND LOVING SONS
|Inscription (Heb)||פ׳ נ׳ המ׳ הרסט גײקע נלב״ע יום ז׳ שבט התשמ״ז והיו ימיו ס״ז שנה ת׳נ׳צ׳ב׳ה׳|
|Inscription (Other)||IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEARLY BELOVED MOTHER
BORN 10-12-1901 – PERISHED IN C.C. [Concentration Camp] AUSCHWITZ 1944-45
|Historical||According to blogsite Geicke Leaks, Geicke joined the German Army (Wehrmacht) in August 1939 as a 20-year-old volunteer three days after the German invasion of Poland, although conscription was introduced in 1935. He was quickly transferred to the Luftwaffe (Air Force) and spent the war as a gunner in anti-aircraft battery’s protection of aircraft and airfields.
His father, Richard Geicke, was also a card-carrying Nazi. In 1939, he gained control of a canning business through the office of the Economic Advisers office of the NSDAP, Hamburg’s Nazi Town Hall known as GAD. Through GAD, he had access to a labour force from the local concentration camps.
His mother, Golda Schmidt-Joselevicius, was born in Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg), Russia. Her father was Franz A. Schmidt. It’s highly likely that Richard and Golda had divorced because she was Jewish.
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