The Passion of Hans-Joachim Schuke

After losing his life’s work through forced nationalization and renaming of the company to “VEB Potsdamer Schuke Orgelbau”, Hans-Joachim Schuke remained in the company as an employed works manager of the District Economic Council in Potsdam until 1976. In 1976 he suffered a serious stroke and was no longer able to work in the company. From 1976 onwards, the management of “VEB Potsdamer Schuke Orgelbau” was in the hands of Max Thiel, whom Hans-Joachim Schuke had known since captivity in the Soviet Union. On July 20, 1979, Hans-Joachim Schuke died and was buried in Potsdam’s main cemetery.