Horst Romeyk

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Horst Romeyk (born August 23, 1940 in Koblenz ) is a German historian and archivist .


The Protestant Horst Romeyk was born as the second child of a commercial clerk in Koblenz. During the Second World War , the Romeyk family moved to Osterspai in 1944 , where Horst started school in 1946. From there he moved in 1951 to the New Language High School in Oberlahnstein , from which he left in 1960 when he graduated from high school . After six months' employment as a factory worker, he did military service from October 1960 to December 1961 , before he began studying history and English at the University of Bonn in 1962 .

In Bonnhorst Romeyk in 1968 when Max Braubach and Franz Petri with the dissertation topic , the political elections in Koblenz 1898-1918 to Dr. phil. PhD . After completing his studies in Bonn (1969), Romeyk moved to the North Rhine-Westphalian Main State Archives in Düsseldorf as archivist , where he most recently worked as State Archives Director. In April 1992 he briefly held the provisional management of the main state archive. As a pensioner, he was still involved in archive maintenance, as an employee in the archive of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland .

Works (selection)

  • The political elections in the Koblenz administrative district 1896 to 1918 , dissertation, Bonn 1969
  • Administrative and administrative history of the Rhine Province 1914–1945. (= Publications of the Society for Rhenish History. 63). Droste, Düsseldorf 1985, ISBN 3-7700-7552-8 .
  • Brief administrative history of North Rhine-Westphalia. (= Publications of the state archives of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Series C: Sources and Research. 25). Respublica-Verlag, Siegburg 1988, ISBN 3-87710-137-2 .
  • The leading state and municipal administrators of the Rhine Province 1816–1945. (= Publications of the Society for Rhenish History. 69). Droste, Düsseldorf 1994, ISBN 3-7700-7585-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b c Horst Romeyk: The political elections in the Koblenz administrative district 1896 to 1918 , dissertation, curriculum vitae.
  2. Kurt Düwell, Wolfgang Köllmann (Ed.): Rhineland-Westphalia in the industrial age. Volume 4: On the history of science, art and education on the Rhine and Ruhr. P. Hammer, Wuppertal 1985, p. 380.
  3. The archivist. Bulletin for German archives. Volume 45, F. Schmitt Verlag, 1992, p. 297.
  4. Archive administrators. accessed on December 31, 2019.