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Horst Smolka

manufacturing executive

Horst Smolka, German manufacturing executive. Served with German Army, 1940-1945. Prisoner of war, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1945-1948.

Background

Smolka, Horst was born on July 13, 1920 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Carl and Elisabeth (Schwendel) Smolka.

Education

Master's degree, Trade College Hamburg, 1953.

Career

Tool maker apprentice Max Rentsch, Hamburg, Germany, 1937-1940. Tool maker machinist Hamburg Electric Works, 1949-1953.

Machinist V & S Grinding, Chicago, 1953-1954. Model maker machinist Decker & Klingberg Company, Chicago, 1954-1965, name changed Decker-Smolka Corporation, 1965, president, since 1965.

Membership

Served with German Army, 1940-1945. Prisoner of war, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1945-1948.

Connections

Married Anita Marianne Adermann, May 16, 1953.

father:
Carl Smolka

mother:
Elisabeth (Schwendel) Smolka

spouse:
Anita Marianne Adermann