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Kurt Franz Rossmeisl

Kurt Franz RossmeislAge: 67 years19061974

Name
Kurt Franz Rossmeisl
Given names
Kurt Franz
Surname
Rossmeisl
Birth May 21, 1906
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Plaatsnaam: Brüx Land: Oostenrijk-Hongarije

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 10 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://goo.gl/CElxTx

M4979

Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 11 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://goo.gl/nYVCtq
Occupation
Planter
from 1922 to 1938 (Age 15 years)
Employer: Marihat Sumatra Plantagen Gesellschaft
Source: Onbekend
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Hij was werkzaam op één van de rubberplantages.

Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 23 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://goo.gl/MgHbRM

M4974

Residence from 1940 to February 28, 1941 (Age 33 years)
Address: Fahrenheitstraat 311
Military
Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 11.
from March 1, 1941 to May 31, 1941 (Age 34 years)
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Meldeamt: Wehrmeldeamt Den Haag Training: Basic infantry training Replacements: 3rd, 8th, 11th and 65th Panzer Regiments.

Military
Kraftfahrpark-Ersatz-Kompanie 6.
from June 1, 1941 to June 30, 1941 (Age 35 years)
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Rank: Gefreiter Zijn commandant zag zijn gebrek aan skills voor auto's en vrachtauto's, maar ontdekte wel zijn veeelzijdigheid als vertaler. Na deze constatering werd hij terug gezonden naar Den Haag als Sonder Fuhrer (Wehrbeamter in de rang van Luitenant).

Military
Orts Kommandanteur 's-Gravenhage
from July 1, 1941 to October 31, 1941 (Age 35 years)
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Afdeling: Ortskommandanteur Rang: Sonder Führer Z (Z staat voor Zug) Function: Dolmetscher City Commander: Major Zebbenitz Officers: Ober Leutnant Falcke and Leutnant Schmidt

Military
Orts Kommandanteur Gouda
from November 1, 1941 to January 31, 1942 (Age 35 years)
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Afdeling: Ortskommandanteur Rang: Sonder Führer Z (Z staat voor Zug) Function: Dolmetscher City Commander: Hauptmann Krueger

Military
Dolmetscher Ersatz Abteilung
from February 1, 1942 to November 8, 1942 (Age 35 years)
Agency: 2. Kompanie
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Later werd de afdelling genoemt Dolmetscher Lehr Abteilung. Hij werd na zijn opleiding toegewezen aan de Reichs Kriegsgericht in Berlin als Sonder Führer K (K staat voor Kompanie). Bij het Reichs Kriegsgericht werd hij geplaatst bij het 1st Senate, waar onder andere Poolse, Russische, Turkse, Belgische, Franse en Nederlandse zaken behandeld werden.

Officers: Hauptmann O. Monin (Head of the "Verein der Deutschen Sprachmittler") Hauptmann Schilling (Company Chef 2nd Viennese) Hauptmann Soerge

Military
Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 10.
from November 9, 1942 to December 31, 1942 (Age 36 years)
Agency: 10. Panzer Division Afrika Korps
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Erkennungsmarke: -- Einsatzraum: Tunis Feldpostnummer: 16118 Dienstgrad: Panzer Leutnant Function: Sonder Führer / Dolmetscher

Via Amiens, Frankrijk werd hij gestuurd naar Rome, Italie en vandaar naar Napels, Italie en Bizerte, Tunesie van waar hij uiteindelijk terecht kwam in de hoofdstad Tunis.

Hij werd toegewezen aan de Verplegungs Kolonne, waar hij als fourier zijn werk deed. Later werd hij overgeplaatst naar de 10. Panzer Aufklarungs Abteilung. Hier werkte hij als een soort van lokale orts kommandant en verzorgde tevens de accomodatie voor de officieren. Dit deed hij in de plaatsen Massicould en Pont du Fas.

Military
4. Panzer Ersatz Abteilung 11-398
from January 1, 1943 to June 1, 1943 (Age 36 years)
Agency: 10. Panzer Division Afrika Korps
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Erkennungsmarke: 127727 Einsatzraum: -- Feldpostnummer: 16118 Dienstgrad: Panzer Leutnant Function: Sonder Führer / Dolmetscher

Het Afrikakorps capituleerde op 13 mei 1943. De ongeveer 200.000 manschappen gaven zich op die dag over aan de geallieerden. Op 1 juni 1943 werd Kurt gevangen genomen door Amerikaanse troepen.

Internering
Prisoner of POW Camp Butner
from October 7, 1943 to August 4, 1945 (Age 37 years)
Source: Boek
Citation details: Internment serial number: 3WG-649
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Bron: Camp Fort Hunt Archives Document: Basic Personnel record

Bron: Der Stern Datum: 30 Mai 1959 Pagina's: 56-60

Many of the German soldiers captured early in the war were members of the elite Afrika Korps, and they believed strongly in a Nazi victory. Those captured later had experienced firsthand the devastation brought on their country by the Allied armies, and they thought German defeat was inevitable. These two factions often clashed over their political views, and violence erupted in some camps.

As the Allied victory approached, the War Department began to reeducate German POWs, teaching them about democracy and the American way of life before they returned home. At Camp MacKall in Richmond and Scotland Counties, prisoners organized political parties and voted on issues to understand the democratic process. POWs at Camp Butner north of Durham learned about tolerance when a local Jewish merchant provided them with hard-to-find band equipment. After viewing films of liberated concentration camps, one thousand men at that camp removed their uniforms and burned them in outrage. Yet some prisoners pointed out that widespread discrimination against African Americans and other minorities existed in the United States.

With the return of peace, POWs in the United States continued to work until the American army was demobilized and the many thousands of veterans reentered the work force. Some German prisoners were moved to England or France for a year to help rebuild those shattered countries, but by 1947 most had returned home.

Despite the large number of enemy soldiers in this country, few attempted to escape, and even fewer succeeded. (Federal prisons saw more escape attempts than POW compounds during that time.) Most escapees were caught within a day or two, but Kurt Rossmeisl managed to avoid capture. Rossmeisl walked away from Camp Butner on August 4, 1945, and caught a train to Chicago. There he lived under the name Frank Ellis, obtained a social security card, found employment, and even joined a local Moose lodge. Tired of being on the run and fearful of capture, Rossmeisl finally turned himself in on May10, 1959, fourteen years after the end of the war. One German POW escapee remains unaccounted for today.

At the end of the war, all of the POW compounds in North Carolina were abandoned, and the land and many of the buildings were sold as surplus property. Today only a small number of people remember when prisoners of war lived, worked, and even played soccer in the Tar Heel State.

Onder Album kun je het complete dossier van Kurt Franz lezen, opgemaakt in Camp Fort Hunt. (41 documenten van "Camp Hunt Dossier 1" t/m "Camp Hunt Dossier 41".)

Escaped German P.O.W. Quits Running; Would Stay in U.S.
Escaped German P.O.W. Quits Running; Would Stay in U.S.

Note: Herald Statesman, Yonkers, N.Y. / Mon. May 11, 1959


Rossmeisl moet V.S. verlaten
Rossmeisl moet V.S. verlaten

Note: Haagsche Courant van 6 juni 1959.


Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 35 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://goo.gl/QfFDwG

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Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union.
Death January 9, 1974 (Age 67 years) Age: 67
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Bron: 1935-2014 SSN: 328-24-9775 State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951) Last Residence: 755 (U.S. Consulate - Not Claims Taking) Barcelona, Spain

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Gemeente: Barcelona Soort Akte: Overlijden Page: 480 Piece/Folio: 202

Extra informatie: - Zijn naam staat geschreven als "Kurt Franz Rossmeisz".

Family with Anna Mathilde Kok - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
Brunhilde Ingeborg Walburga Rossmeisl
Noël Joseph van Heusden + Anna Mathilde Kok - View this family
wife’s husband
Noël Joseph van Heusden
wife
step-daughter
Kok
Birth: February 21, 1951 28's-Gravenhage, 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
Death: February 21, 1951's-Gravenhage, 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
step-child
van Heusden
step-son
Eugene Caspar van Heusden
step-son
Noël Grégoire van Heusden

BirthCentraal Bureau voor Genealogie
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Plaatsnaam: Brüx Land: Oostenrijk-Hongarije

OccupationOnbekend
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Hij was werkzaam op één van de rubberplantages.

ResidenceCentraal Bureau voor Genealogie
MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
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Meldeamt: Wehrmeldeamt Den Haag Training: Basic infantry training Replacements: 3rd, 8th, 11th and 65th Panzer Regiments.

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
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Rank: Gefreiter Zijn commandant zag zijn gebrek aan skills voor auto's en vrachtauto's, maar ontdekte wel zijn veeelzijdigheid als vertaler. Na deze constatering werd hij terug gezonden naar Den Haag als Sonder Fuhrer (Wehrbeamter in de rang van Luitenant).

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
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Afdeling: Ortskommandanteur Rang: Sonder Führer Z (Z staat voor Zug) Function: Dolmetscher City Commander: Major Zebbenitz Officers: Ober Leutnant Falcke and Leutnant Schmidt

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
Text:

Afdeling: Ortskommandanteur Rang: Sonder Führer Z (Z staat voor Zug) Function: Dolmetscher City Commander: Hauptmann Krueger

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
Text:

Later werd de afdelling genoemt Dolmetscher Lehr Abteilung. Hij werd na zijn opleiding toegewezen aan de Reichs Kriegsgericht in Berlin als Sonder Führer K (K staat voor Kompanie). Bij het Reichs Kriegsgericht werd hij geplaatst bij het 1st Senate, waar onder andere Poolse, Russische, Turkse, Belgische, Franse en Nederlandse zaken behandeld werden.

Officers: Hauptmann O. Monin (Head of the "Verein der Deutschen Sprachmittler") Hauptmann Schilling (Company Chef 2nd Viennese) Hauptmann Soerge

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
Text:

Erkennungsmarke: -- Einsatzraum: Tunis Feldpostnummer: 16118 Dienstgrad: Panzer Leutnant Function: Sonder Führer / Dolmetscher

Via Amiens, Frankrijk werd hij gestuurd naar Rome, Italie en vandaar naar Napels, Italie en Bizerte, Tunesie van waar hij uiteindelijk terecht kwam in de hoofdstad Tunis.

Hij werd toegewezen aan de Verplegungs Kolonne, waar hij als fourier zijn werk deed. Later werd hij overgeplaatst naar de 10. Panzer Aufklarungs Abteilung. Hier werkte hij als een soort van lokale orts kommandant en verzorgde tevens de accomodatie voor de officieren. Dit deed hij in de plaatsen Massicould en Pont du Fas.

MilitaryCamp Fort Hunt Archives
Text:

Erkennungsmarke: 127727 Einsatzraum: -- Feldpostnummer: 16118 Dienstgrad: Panzer Leutnant Function: Sonder Führer / Dolmetscher

Het Afrikakorps capituleerde op 13 mei 1943. De ongeveer 200.000 manschappen gaven zich op die dag over aan de geallieerden. Op 1 juni 1943 werd Kurt gevangen genomen door Amerikaanse troepen.

InterneringBoek
Citation details: Internment serial number: 3WG-649
Text:

Bron: Camp Fort Hunt Archives Document: Basic Personnel record

Bron: Der Stern Datum: 30 Mai 1959 Pagina's: 56-60

Many of the German soldiers captured early in the war were members of the elite Afrika Korps, and they believed strongly in a Nazi victory. Those captured later had experienced firsthand the devastation brought on their country by the Allied armies, and they thought German defeat was inevitable. These two factions often clashed over their political views, and violence erupted in some camps.

As the Allied victory approached, the War Department began to reeducate German POWs, teaching them about democracy and the American way of life before they returned home. At Camp MacKall in Richmond and Scotland Counties, prisoners organized political parties and voted on issues to understand the democratic process. POWs at Camp Butner north of Durham learned about tolerance when a local Jewish merchant provided them with hard-to-find band equipment. After viewing films of liberated concentration camps, one thousand men at that camp removed their uniforms and burned them in outrage. Yet some prisoners pointed out that widespread discrimination against African Americans and other minorities existed in the United States.

With the return of peace, POWs in the United States continued to work until the American army was demobilized and the many thousands of veterans reentered the work force. Some German prisoners were moved to England or France for a year to help rebuild those shattered countries, but by 1947 most had returned home.

Despite the large number of enemy soldiers in this country, few attempted to escape, and even fewer succeeded. (Federal prisons saw more escape attempts than POW compounds during that time.) Most escapees were caught within a day or two, but Kurt Rossmeisl managed to avoid capture. Rossmeisl walked away from Camp Butner on August 4, 1945, and caught a train to Chicago. There he lived under the name Frank Ellis, obtained a social security card, found employment, and even joined a local Moose lodge. Tired of being on the run and fearful of capture, Rossmeisl finally turned himself in on May10, 1959, fourteen years after the end of the war. One German POW escapee remains unaccounted for today.

At the end of the war, all of the POW compounds in North Carolina were abandoned, and the land and many of the buildings were sold as surplus property. Today only a small number of people remember when prisoners of war lived, worked, and even played soccer in the Tar Heel State.

Onder Album kun je het complete dossier van Kurt Franz lezen, opgemaakt in Camp Fort Hunt. (41 documenten van "Camp Hunt Dossier 1" t/m "Camp Hunt Dossier 41".)

DeathU.S., Social Security Death Index
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Bron: 1935-2014 SSN: 328-24-9775 State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951) Last Residence: 755 (U.S. Consulate - Not Claims Taking) Barcelona, Spain

DeathSpain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387-1986
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Gemeente: Barcelona Soort Akte: Overlijden Page: 480 Piece/Folio: 202

Extra informatie: - Zijn naam staat geschreven als "Kurt Franz Rossmeisz".