Günter Jaschke

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Günter Jaschke (* 21 March 1921 in Breslau; † 23 August 1985 in Soest)[1] was a German trade unionist and politician (SPD).


After attending elementary and evening school, Jaschke completed an administrative apprenticeship at the Wünschelburg municipal administration from 1935 to 1938 and worked as an administrative employee at the Glatz employment office from 1939. He performed Reich Labor Service in 1940/41, participated as a soldier in World War II from 1941 to 1945, and was severely disabled during the war.

Jaschke moved to West Germany as a displaced person after the end of the war and settled in Soest. There he took up work again as an administrative employee in 1946, passed the second administrative examination in 1950 and became an administrative inspector in 1964[2] at the employment office in Soest. In addition, he completed a scholarship at the Academy of Labor at the University of Frankfurt am Main in 1957/58. In addition, he had been a member of the Association of War-Affected Persons, War Survivors and Social Pensioners since 1947.


Jaschke had been a trade unionist since 1946 and joined the DAG and the ÖTV in 1949. He was a district executive board member of the ÖTV from 1952 to 1960 and local chairman of the union in Soest from 1958 to 1960. In 1955 he became chairman of the staff council of the Soest employment office and a member of the district staff council of the North Rhine-Westphalia state employment office.


Jaschke joined the NSDAP in 1939 (membership number 7,207,074),[3] then in 1947 to the SPD and was SPD local chairman in Soest since 1957. He was a councillor of the town of Soest from 1956 and for a time chairman of the SPD parliamentary group there. In 1961 he was elected to the district council of the district of Soest. He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1965 until the end of 1976.[1][4] He had always entered parliament via the state list of the SPD of North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1960/61 Jaschke served as mayor of the city of Soest[1] and subsequently as deputy mayor until 1964.[2]

Individual references

  1. a b c Social Democratic Party of Germany: Yearbook of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Vorstand der Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands., 1984, p. 366 ( [accessed 7 November 2020]).
  2. a b Ernst Majonica: The political diary: 1958 – 1972. Droste, 2011, ISBN 978-3-7700-1906-9, p. 510 ( [accessed 7 November 2020]).
  3. Helmut Gewalt: Members of the Bundestag / I. – X. Legislaturperiode ehemaliger NSDAP- & / or Gliederungsmitgliedschaften (Mementoof 3 January 2016 in the Internet Archive) (PDF file, retrieved 19 November 2011; 61 kB).
  4. Germany Bundestag, K. G. Saur Books: Biographisches Handbuch Der Mitglieder Des Deutschen. Saur, 2003, ISBN 978-3-598-23783-6, p. 24 ( [accessed 7 November 2020]).