|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 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 GOLDA SCHMIDT-JOSELEVICIUS BORN 10-12-1901 – PERISHED IN C.C. [Concentration Camp] AUSCHWITZ 1944-45 [space] J.G.D.|
|Historical||According to geickeleaks.com, 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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