Joost, Oskar

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Joost, Oskar Gender: M
Oskar Karl Adolf Paul Joost
born on 9 June 1898 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Wissembourg, France, 49n02, 7e57
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°01' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°13 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 28°42'


German musician, who played violin, tenor saxophone and clarinet, as well as directing a dance orchestra.

In 1924, Oskar and his brother Ali formed the Oscar Joost Dance Orchestra, with Oskar spelling his name with a 'c' instead of a 'k'. Oscar played first violin, and his brother percussion. From 1930, the Orchestra began playing in the Berlin Eden hotel, which led to a recording contract with Electrola, followed by subsequent contracts with other record labels: Pallas (1931), Crystal (1931–1934), Ultraphon/Telefunken (1932), Grammophon/Polydor (1934–1941). In this time, he was also involved in film work.

In 1933, Oskar Joost joined the Nazi Party, again spelling his name with a 'k'. When Oskar was enlisted in January 1940, his orchestra continued under Rudi Juckeland. Oskar rose to the rank of lieutenant, continuing his musical activities by composing a piece of music for his army unit, a 'Bohemian Polka'.

In 1941, he was moved from the Western Front to the Eastern Front, where he was severely wounded. He died in a hospital in Berlin from flu on 29 May 1941.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded birth certificate n°77 from the online Bas-Rhin departmental archives, image 43/80: "Nachmittags um elf Uhr" (11pm). Death data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Violin, tenor saxophone, clarinet)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Dance orchestra)
  • Vocation : Politics : Nazi party