|Index of surnames|
|Klaus Arnold Kaminsky (1915 - 2002)|
|b. 05 May 1915 at Berlin, Germany|
|m. 20 May 1940 Hannelore Lindauer (1921 - 2009) at Johannesburg, South Africa|
|d. 11 May 2002 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany aged 87|
|Events in Klaus Arnold Kaminsky (1915 - 2002)'s life|
|05 May 1915||Klaus Arnold Kaminsky was born||Berlin, Germany|
|11 May 2002||87||Klaus Arnold Kaminsky died||Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
Kept his family tree up to date, taking over from his aunt Fanny Kaminsky and passing it on to his son in the 1980's.
Born and grew up in the Asmannshauserstrasse (11A) in Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
Played the cello as a child.
Fled Germany in 1933 and lived in Lausanne, Switzerland for almost 3 years.
In Lausanne he worked at the Grands Magasins Innovation from 25 April 1933 till 14 September 1935.
Departed Genoa to Cape Town 15 October 1935 on Lloyds Treistino 'Guilio Caesare' with his brother, his sister Eva and her husband Alfred Futran.
Ran a Lending Library together with his brother-in-law Alfred.
From at least 1935 to 1938, his address was 29 Cumberland Mansions, 96 Pritchard Street, Johannesburg.
Served in the Allied Forces' Africa Corps where he was a truck driver and then chauffeur to a Catholic Priest.
Returned to his wife in Cape Town in 1943.
They bought a bungalow on 4th Beach, Clifton.
He was employed from October 1943 to March 1950 by his stepfather-in-law at "Hoffmann's Cape Tyre Co. Pty. Ltd.", 64 Buitenkant street.
He then worked for "S.A. Doll" and "Prima Toys" in the same building until his retirement in 1970.
In 1950 they moved to Mutley Road, Sea Point.
In 1962 they bought 33 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay where they lived till 1972.
They then moved to 8 van Kamp Street, Camps Bay.
They returned to live in Germany in 1977 and stayed in Eschersheim, Frankfurt am Main and after some years moved to Ginnheim.
He was awarded the Johanna Kirchner Award and medal by the mayor of Frankfurt for his part in fighting the Nazi-regime.
His ashes are buried in the "field of the unknown" at Frankfurt's Hauptfriedhof (Main Cemetery).
Donated many family documents, including his great-grandfather's birth-certificate, to the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Here (1) and here (2) are audio files in which Klaus narrates his life story.
|Created on 21 Apr 2015|