Ernst Emil Jung

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Ernst Emil Jung (born May 18, 1896 in Briensdorf / East Prussia, † January 8, 1976 in Hamburg ) was a successful shipowner and patron in Hamburg with a pronounced sense of community .

Grave of Claere & Ernst Jung


After his birth in East Prussia, his family moved to Hamburg in 1897. Jung spent his childhood at Hammer Park and went to secondary school on Ritterstrasse .

After completing his commercial training and participating in the First World War (Jung experienced the end of the war in Turkey), he joined the Fritz Lüning oil import company in Hamburg in 1919 . In 1920 Jung founded a shipping company and an oil import company, Hamburger Mineralöl-Werke Ernst Jung , which was first registered in the same year. The company served the import and distribution of mineral oils. From 1928 to 1934 Ernst Jung was also sales manager at Atlantic Refining Co. without giving up his own company.

There were branches at Reiherstieg (since 1936) in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg and in Stadersand (Plant II of the Ernst Jung mineral oil works, large tank farm). At the beginning of the war in 1939, the plant in Wilhelmsburg had around 25,000 m³ of tank space, which was used in particular for the storage and refinement of lubricating oils.

After the end of the war, the damage was quickly repaired and additional new systems were built (paraffins, special paraffins, petroleum jelly and special lubricating oils), and thus new jobs were created. A flourishing import business with petrol and gas oil represented an important independent element of the West German oil trade for several years. A fleet of coastal tankers was added. In 1955, Jung expanded the plant in Wilhelmsburg with a de-oiling system that was the first of its kind in the world in terms of its technical equipment.

Mineralöl-Werke Ernst Jung had two subsidiaries, Hamburg-Pennsylvanische Öl Gesellschaft mbH and Europol Motorenöl GmbH.These were partners in the unsuccessful attempt to take over the shares in Gasolin that were for sale in 1952 , only together with Caltex and Ruhr Oil , then with Gulf Oil .

At the end of April 1951, Ernst Jung became a director on the board of the Mineral Oil Industry Association . In 1962 he took over the chairmanship of the supervisory board of the newly founded Jung Atlantic Refining GmbH, which provided for a partnership with the Atlantic Refining Co. , Philadelphia in the production and sale of paraffins and waxes. The products manufactured and sold by the new company continued to be marketed under the Jung trademark with the previous emblems. The Hamburger Mineralöl-Werke Ernst Jung as such and their mineral oil interests continued to be fully owned by Ernst Jung. The same also applied to the Stadersand tank farm, the tanker shipping company Ernst Jung (including its involvement in ore shipping) and the Hamburg-Pennsylvanische Ölgesellschaft mbH and Europol Motorenöl-Gesellschaft.

The next name change followed with the abandonment of the lubricating oil business. From then on, the company was called Arco (Atlantic Richfield Company) Raffinerie GmbH, whose board of directors included Ernst Jung until he joined Schümann with Vaselinwerk Hamburg GmbH.

Since he had remained childless, in 1964 he founded the Ernst and Claere Jung Foundation with retirement homes in Hamburg- Othmarschen and in Stade (handed over to their destination in 1967 by the donor couple), which at the end of the 1960s offered the latest comfort with care departments and apartments for the elderly. His wife Claere (née Müller) died in 1973 after a long illness.

Ernst Jung was chairman of the Flottbek-Othmarschen indoor swimming pool association and the philanthropically inclined patron liked to read religious-philosophical writings and listened to classical music . In 1967 he also founded the Jung Foundation for Science and Research , which annually awards the most valuable German medical prize, the Ernst Jung Prize . In 1969, the native of East Prussia became an honorary senator of the University of Hamburg .

Ernst Jung was the recipient of the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany .

His funeral took place in the Christ Church in Hamburg-Othmarschen and he was buried in the Nienstedten cemetery .

Awards and honors


  • Walter Habel (Ed.): Who is who? The German who's who . 17th edition of Degeners who is it? Frankfurt am Main 1973.
  • Rainer Karlsch , Raymond G. Stokes: Factor oil - The mineral oil industry in Germany 1859-1974 . CH Beck, Munich 2003, ISBN 978-3-40650-276-7 .
  • Ernst Reinstorf : History of the Elbe Island Wilhelmsburg - From the beginning to the present . New edition of the first edition (Hamburg 1955). Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg 2003.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Hamburger Abendblatt of December 2, 1965, p. 1. (Article Humanly Seen).
  2. Hamburger Abendblatt, May 18, 1956, p. 12.
  3. Hamburger Abendblatt, January 13, 1976.
  4. Hamburger Abendblatt, January 13, 1976.
  5. Hamburger Abendblatt, May 18, 1956, p. 12.
  6. Ernst Reinstorf: History of the Elbe Island Wilhelmsburg - From the beginning to the present time, new edition of the first edition (Hamburg 1955) Hamburg 2003, p. 346.
  7. ^ Rainer Karlsch: "Factor Oil" - The Mineral Oil Industry in Germany 1859-1974 (With a contribution by Raymond G. Stokes), Munich 2003, pp. 283-284.
  8. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt of April 21, 1962.
  9. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt of October 28, 1988.
  10. Ernst and Claere Jung Foundation, Hamburg 1990, p. 3. (Brochure on old people's homes).
  11. Walter Habel (Ed.): Who is who? The German who's who. XVIII. Edition of Degeners who is it ?, Frankfurt am Main 1975, p. 483.
  12. Hamburger Abendblatt, January 14, 1976.
  13. Honorary Senators of the University of Hamburg ( Memento of the original from December 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. .  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  14. Walter Habel (Ed.): Who is who? The German who's who. XVII. Edition of Degeners who is it ?, Frankfurt am Main 1973, p. 494./ Petroleum and coal: natural gas, petrochemical combined with fuel chemistry, Volume 19, Part 1, 1966, p. 393.