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Kurt Eichenberg

Male 1896 - 1987  (90 years)


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  • Name Kurt Eichenberg 
    Born 25 May 1896  Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Lived in Berlin, Germany till the 1930s' No children with Brita. Kurt had a company that specialised in the food market. At first he produced ingredients for bakeries and thereafter imported various foodstuffs.

    After the war, my great-uncle on my mother's side, Kurt Eichenberg, a brother of my grandmother Tüt, lived in Stockholm with his second wife Sonja and their two daughters Crystel and Madeleine (known as Madde). Kurt was by all accounts a fairly successful businessman, but also a great eccentric, both in his business affairs and in his private life. He had been married first to Brita, whom he had met walking in the street in Berlin, Germany. The two escaped to Sweden in 1938 by bribing a German policeman to overlook the fact that their passports were not strictly valid for foreign travel. Two years later Brita left him for another man - apparently without regrets on either side - and they continued to be friends into old age.

    Kurt is said to have had a mistress who committed suicide because she was unable to live without him. He, so the story goes, sat with her body in the train taking her back to Germany for burial. He wrote a film script of this part of his early life (including his time in Turkey during the First World War) but was unsuccessful in finding a producer. He was nothing if not tenacious. He was bent on taking on the Swedish Crown in a lawsuit that had little hope of success; but he pursued it and subsequently lost his case at considerable cost to himself.

    Since portable telephones were yet to be invented, he had all the telephone cables in his home lengthened so that he could walk about with the receiver at his ear. Family tradition has it that on occasions he managed to entangle himself so hopelessly in the wire jungle that he had to be cut loose!  [1
    Immigration 1938  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Food merchant 
    Residence Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Apr 1987  Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3609  Blank Family
    Last Modified 1 May 2011 

    Father Paul Eichenberg,   b. 15 Oct 1859, Adelebsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1927, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Henriette Gertrude Hesse,   b. 17 Mar 1867, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1951, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1886  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Brita,   b. Yes - date unknown,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Married Yes - date unknown 
    Divorced Yes - date unknown 
    Divorced Unknown 
    • Divorced
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1896 - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1938 - Sweden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Hamburg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Berlin, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Stockholm, Sweden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1987 - Stockholm, Sweden Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Paul & Gertrude House at Hoelderstein 8
    Paul & Gertrude House at Hoelderstein 8

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] E-mail message, from John Alexander.


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