Werner Israel Sekkel

20 June 1923–23 January 1994 (Age 70)
Hamburg, Germany

The Life of Werner Israel

When Werner Israel Sekkel was born on 20 June 1923, in Hamburg, Germany, his father, Jacques Wolf Sekkel, was 34 and his mother, Marie Sara Arensberg, was 30. He married Eleonor Hornblas on 17 February 1951, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He died on 23 January 1994, in Pouso Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil, at the age of 70.

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Werner Israel Sekkel
Eleonor Hornblas
Marriage: 17 February 1951

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17 February 1951
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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World Events (8)


Age 10

Adolf Hitler appointed chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg.

Age 10

The Third Reich rises to power.
1945 · Nuremberg War-Crime Trials

Age 22

On June 7, 1945, the Nuremberg trials begin, and last into the following year. The tribunal tried 24 Nazi officials and put 12 to death by hanging. In total, there were 216 court hearings.

Name Meaning

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses from Middle High German seckel ‘purse’.2 North German: metonymic occupational name for a sickle maker, from Middle Low German sekele ‘sickle’.3 South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German sack ‘sack’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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