Wilhelm Adolf Schwitzki

Victim | 03 November 1895 | Car mechanic in Semarang

Wilhelm Adolf  SchwitzkiBorn 3 November 1895 in Kalliste (Gallenstin ?) Preußen, or: Altglienicke near Berlin (?). Son of Eduard Schwitzki and Dora Hartroth

1914: recruited in the Tsingtau 3rd Sea Bataillion as sea soldier. In November 1914 he was taken prisoner of war and ended up in the Kurume Camp in Japan, prisoner number 217, with home address Altglienicke, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg Province, Germany.

One letter by Wilhelm Schwitzki is archived in Japan, dated 30 October 1916 addressed to Fräulein Maria Albrecht, Berlin N.37, Templiner Street 5.

December 1919: released with the option to join the police service in the Netherlands East Indies. 1922: Police guard at the police academy in Buitenzorg. Private address (1935) Oude Tamarindelaan 91 in Weltevreden.

Married with Carolina Catharina van Motman, living in Batavia (1948). Divorced.

Interned in May 1940. Deported with the ss Van Imhoff. Drowned.

In January 2020, Cornelia Behr informs that she knows Wilhelm's grandson Sidhartta Gautama Schwitzki and will try to piece together the life and family of Wilhelm Schwitzki.

Source: Burgerlijke Stand Batavia, bijzondere overlijdensregisters 1948-1950, Arsip Nasional, Jakarta

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