30 June 2014

June 30, 1898 - Birth Date of Josef Jakobs


Happy Birthday Josef Jakobs!


On this date, 116 years ago, Josef Jakobs was born in Luxemburg City. His parents both had long German pedigrees and Josef too was a German citizen.

Form Letterhead for extract from Luxemburg Birth Records  (copyright G.K. Jakobs)
Form Letterhead for extract from Luxemburg Birth Records
(copyright G.K. Jakobs)
Luxemburg City was only a few dozen kilometres from the border with Germany and easily accessible from the ancient German city of Trier.

In 1941, Josef celebrated his 43rd birthday within the confines of Camp 020, the MI5 interrogation centre. It would be his last.

Map showing location of Luxemburg City (lower left) and Trier (upper right).  (from Google Maps.)
Map showing location of Luxemburg City (lower left) and Trier (upper right).
(from Google Maps.)

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