Tag Archives: Biography

Dr. Rudolph Straubel (History)

Published in Spring 1999  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 16.

A biography of Dr. Rudolph Straubel who guided the firm from the death of Dr. Czapski until he “was retired” by the Nazis in 1933 at the age of 69. It was he who guided the firm into all of the mergers and acquisitions based on Abbe’s Stiftungs Statute.

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Fritz Jakobsmeier – a Zeiss apprentice

Published in Spring 2004 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 2 – 7.

The story of Fritz Jakobsmeier who was a Zeiss APprentice who was taken into the military and served as a Luftwaffe photographer using Zeiss equipment and returned to Jena to send his wife and daughter to live with her parents in a safe zone of Germany after the war and then moved to join them at a most dangerous time. The article is full of interesting small facts of the period.

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