My Grandfather was in the Sejm and later in the Senate

24 Nov

I googled my grandfather’s name and found the following:

https://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Spickermann&prev=search

Josef Alexander Spickermann (born March 6, 1870 in Bloto, Lodz [1] (probably Zgniłe Błoto ), died March 22, 1947 in Leipzig ) was a German politician and deputy of the German minority in Poland in the Sejm of the Second Polish Republic .

Table of Contents [Verbergen]
1 life
1.1 Family and work
1.2 Political career
2 literature
3 individual proofs
Life Edit ]
Family and occupation [ edit | Edit ]
Spickermann graduated from the school in Łódź and already passed the master craftsman carpentry exam at the age of 19. He was also a real estate dealer in Łódź. At the time of the German occupation from 1939 to 1945 he was senior master of the carpentry guild Litzmannstadt, Reichsgau Wartheland . [1]

Spickermann was married and had nine children, three of whom died in infancy. Three sons and three daughters reached adulthood and they started all families. In 1945, the Spickermanns, who joined other relatives, escaped to Pouch at Bitterfeld . [4]

Political career [ edit | Edit ]
From January 1919 Spickermann was a city councilor in Lodz. In the same year Spickermann and Ludwig Wolff were elected as representatives of the German People’s Party (DVP) for the district Lodz- Land Lask – Brzeziny in the Polish Constituent National Assembly (1919-1922) . Spickermann initially remained until 1920 deputies, but was re-elected for 1922-1928 in the Sejm, now for the constituency Konin – Koło – Lentschütz . From 1928 to 1930 he was senator for the Łódź Voivodeship . On 22 November 1930 Spickermann again ran successfully for the Senate, but had to resign his mandate due to an “internal agreement” in the German People’s Association to August Utta . He then retired from politics. [1]

Literature [ edit | Edit ]
Bertold Bergmann: Josef Spickermann, life picture of a German parliamentarian , in: Landsmannschaft Weichsel-Warthe: Jahrbuch Weichsel-Warthe 1960 , Munich 1960 [for this article so far not evaluated].
Ursula Brehmer: Responsibility as a task and life law, Josef Alexander Spickermann on the 50th anniversary of death in: Landsmannschaft Weichsel-Warthe: Jahrbuch Weichsel-Warthe 1997 , Berlin / Bonn 1997, pp. 68-72.
Karl-Heinz Reschke: Josef Alexander Spickermann, On the 60th anniversary of the death of the Sejmabgeordneter and Senator in Poland , in: Landsmannschaft Weichsel-Warthe: Jahrbuch Weichsel-Warthe 2007 , Wiesbaden 2007 [not yet evaluated for this article].
Individual proofs [ edit | Edit ]
↑ Hochspringen nach: a b c d Wilfried Gerke: Contributions to the History of the Germans in Poland during the Second World War 1939-1945. Herne 2008, p. 67.
Hochspringen ↑ Eduard Kneifel: The Protestant-Augsburgischen communities in Poland 1555-1939. Vierkirchen 1971, p. 318.
↑ Hochspringen nach: a b c d e f g Ursula Brehmer: Responsibility as a task and law of life. Josef Alexander Spickermann on the 50th anniversary of his death. In: Landsmannschaft Weichsel-Warthe: Jahrbuch Weichsel-Warthe 1997 , Berlin / Bonn 1997, p. 68.
Hochspringen ↑ Ursula Brehmer: Responsibility as a task and law of life. Josef Alexander Spickermann on the 50th anniversary of his death. In: Landsmannschaft Weichsel-Warthe: Jahrbuch Weichsel-Warthe 1997 , Berlin / Bonn 1997, p. 71.
Hochspringen ↑ Mads Ole Balling : From Reval to Bucharest – Statistical-Biographical Handbook of the Parliamentarians of German Minorities in Central and Southeastern Europe 1919-1945, Volume 1, 2nd Edition . Copenhagen 1991, ISBN 87-983829-3-4 , S. 182nd ( Limited preview on Google Book Search ).

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6 Responses to “My Grandfather was in the Sejm and later in the Senate”

  1. catterel November 24, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    Well done, Uta – you have made a good start on tracing your ancestors. Be prepared to discover unpleasant facts as well as interesting and sometimes amusing things. Your grandfather was an important man.

    • auntyuta November 24, 2017 at 9:16 pm #

      Thanks, Cat. Yes, all his children and grandchildren who lived close to where he lived always thought that he was an important man. Grandfather loved to discuss things with the whole family being assembled around the dinner table. A few years after grandfather’s death I met the extended family a few times in Western Germany where they had settled as refugees from Poland. All the family still talked a lot about grandfather. It says in the above article:

      ‘On 22 November 1930 Spickermann again ran successfully for the Senate, but had to resign his mandate due to an “internal agreement” in the German People’s Association to August Utta . He then retired from politics.”

      Elisabeth, Grandfather’s youngest daughter, talked for instance about this “internal agreement”. I remember her mentioning the name “Utta” in connection with grandfather’s resignation. She did not like it at all that he had to resign!

      My cousins always liked to research a lot about family history. Two of my cousins are mentioned in the above article. Thanks to them I could find the above article in google.

      • catterel November 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

        And have you googled August Utta? Interesting man, too.

      • auntyuta November 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

        Thanks, Cat. As you suggested, I googled August Utta,

        https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Utta

        I found it interesting that he died already in 1940 aged only 54. Apparently he went to farming for the last couple of years of his life.
        So what caused his death? I wonder.

        Grandfather lived to age 77 after having fled with the extended family from Lodz to Pouch (near Bitterfeld) in Germany at the last moment before the Russians occupied Lodz in January/February 1945.

        https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pouch

        It says that at the time of the German occupation from 1939 to 1945 Spickermann was senior master of the carpentry guild Litzmannstadt (Lodz) Reichsgau Wartheland.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 November 26, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Excellent research and interesting information.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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