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Horst (later Horace) Isaksohn (later Jackson) (Isaksohn)

Also Known As: "Horace Jackson"
Birthplace: Riesenbürg, Germany
Death: October 20, 1989 (72)
New York, NY, United States (Aneurysm)
Place of Burial: New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hermann Isaaksohn; Hermann Isaksohn; Diana Isaksohn née Gillis and Diana Isaksohn
Husband of Annette Jackson and Isabella Isaksohn
Father of Harriet Jackson; Joel Isaksohn and Joel Isaksohn

Occupation: Restaurant manager
Managed by: Thomas Föhl (c)
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About Horst Isaksohn

  • Date/place of birth in membership card of the Leipzig Jewish community, Arolsen Archives, DocID: 129824407 (HORST ISAAKSOHN)
  • Identified as son of Hermann and Diana Gelles in U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • On 26 April 1939, he married [Isabella Kramer] in Tiefenort. In 1939 he left Germany and migrated to France.
  • Identified as husband of Annette NN in 1953 immigration manifest, arriving in New York. He was identified as "stateless"
  • Horst Isaaksohn changed his name to "Horace Jackson".
  • Date of death in U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

My father, Horace Jackson, was born Horst Isaaksohn (also spelled as Isaksohn, Isakson, and Isaacson). His father, Hermann Isaaksohn was b August 3 1881 in Memel and d August 27, 2928 in Leipzig). My father's mother, Diana Isaaksohn (née Gellis also spelled Gelles) was born on July 8, 1888 and died c. October 1942 (Treblinka). But my father told me that she was deported from Leipzig, sent to Lublin Ghetto, and killed in Maidanek.

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Horst Isaksohn's Timeline

March 4, 1917
Riesenbürg, Germany
May 5, 1939
Tiefenort, Thuringia, Germany
October 20, 1989
Age 72
New York, NY, United States
October 22, 1989
Age 72
New Jersey, United States