Jürgen Borgwardt

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Jürgen Borgwardt (born April 30, 1937 in Berlin ; † October 16, 2007 in Essen ) was a German lawyer.


As a child, Jürgen Borgwardt was taken to East Prussia during the Second World War as part of the Kinderland deportation to protect against bomb attacks . By fleeing from the Red Army, he finally came to Hamburg via Schleswig-Holstein in 1950, where he graduated from high school in 1956. He studied law at the University of Hamburg and the Georg-August University of Göttingen . He was a member of the Germania Königsberg fraternity and the Königsberg fraternity Gothia zu Göttingen . In 1965 he was instrumental in founding the White Burschenschaften ring. In 1968 he was admitted to the bar and from 1969 until his retirement in 1999 he was the sole and general manager of the ULA - United Leaders Association . He was a member of the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia and politically active in Essen at the local level. Borgwardt was the author of numerous student songs, including the songs set to music by Meta Freihofer, Als ein Bund für Deutschlands Einheit and Silent Greeting to East Prussia ( Pregel still rushes into the sea as always ... ), for which he was awarded at song competitions by the Deutsche Burschenschaft (DB) has been. For many years he worked as a legal counsel for DB. In 2004 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon.


  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume I: Politicians. Volume 7: Supplement A – K. Winter, Heidelberg 2013, ISBN 978-3-8253-6050-4 , pp. 120-121.

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  1. ^ Obituary in the Burschenschaftliche Blätter