Heinrich Ferdinand Curschmann

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Heinrich Ferdinand Curschmann (born April 28, 1913 in Greifswald , † July 26, 2009 in Hamburg-Blankenese ) was a German lawyer.


Heinrich Ferdinand Curschmann came from a German family of scholars and was the son of the Greifswald economic geographer Fritz Curschmann . After graduating from high school in Greifswald, he studied law at the Universities of Greifswald and from 1931 in Göttingen , where he became a member of the Corps Hannovera Göttingen in 1932 . He also studied business administration at the Technical University of Dresden . Curschmann passed the first state examination in law in 1935 and was awarded a doctorate in 1936 in Greifswald. jur. PhD. In his dissertation he made a fundamental determination of the relationship between honorary and disciplinary jurisdiction and criminal law. He completed his legal traineeship in Anklam , Stralsund , Greifswald, Essen and Stettin , where he passed the assessor exam in 1940. Curschmann was drafted into military service in the Second World War in 1940 and in 1945 as Air Force First Lieutenant d. R. dismissed. In 1942 he worked temporarily for the oil company Astra Romana in Câmpina and Ploesti (Romania). In 1945 he worked as a lawyer and from 1946 to 1948 as general advisor to the Office for Housing in Hamburg. In 1948 Curschmann was admitted to the Hamburg bar and joined the law firm founded in 1925 by his father-in-law Alfred Kreusler , which he had continued in 1938 with Heinrich Droege (1892–1943). Curschmann's better-known mandates include the Melitta Schmidt case ( Grindelhochhaus judgment ), the enforcement of the protected term " ice confectionery " (previously ice-cream praline ) under food law and competition law and his representation of the residents of Elbchaussee in the expropriation proceedings of this former private road. After several mergers, the law firm "Curschmann Schubel Rollenhagen" continues today as the Hamburg office of the international law firm Taylor Wessing .

Curschmann was married to the lawyer Adelheid Kreusler, daughter of his partner Alfred Kreusler and his wife Helene, geb. Wunderlich, from Hamburg. In addition to his legal work, Curschmann worked as a student historian and genealogist; The history of Greifswald and Pomerania was also close to his heart. Numerous articles and contributions testify to these interests.


  • Honorary social justice and corporate honorary jurisdiction: their relationship to one another and to disciplinary and criminal criminal law , Greifswald 1937 (dissertation)
  • The historical-geographic seminar in Greifswald from 1926–1940. In: Ivo Asmus (Ed.): Geographical and historical contributions to regional studies in Pomerania. Eginhard Wegner on his 80th birthday (= Greifswalder geographical works. Special volume). Helms, Schwerin 1998, ISBN 3-931185-48-6 , pp. 35-39.
  • Blue Book of the Corps Hannovera zu Göttingen, Vol. 1: 1809–1899 , Göttingen 2002
  • History of the Hamburg law firm Droege and Kreusler, Curschmann-Schubel-Weiss-Rollenhagen and Partner, now Taylor Wessing , Hamburg 2007
  • with Gunnar Henry Caddick: The Hannöversche Landsmannschaft at the University of Göttingen from 1737 to 1809. Göttingen 2009



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Individual evidence

  1. Hamburger Abendblatt August 1, 2009, p. 20
  2. Kösener Corpslisten 1996, 59/1009
  3. Kathrin Kollmeier: Order and Exclusion. The disciplinary policy of the Hitler Youth. (= Critical Studies in History. Volume 180.) Göttingen 2007, p. 69.
  4. Reinhard Pöllath, Ingo Saenger (Ed.): 200 years of business lawyers in Germany , Nomos, Baden-Baden 2009, p. 229
  5. ^ Dietrich Kausche: Automobile traffic on the Elbchaussee. A contribution to the history of transport in the 20th century. In: Martin Ewald: 300 years Altona, contributions to its history , Hamburg 1964, pp. 173–182; Reinhard Pöllath, Ingo Saenger (eds.): 200 years of business lawyers in Germany , Nomos, Baden-Baden 2009, p. 229