Jörg Karaschewski - Jörg Karaschewski

The German flag researcher Jörg Karaschewski in 2015 at the German Vexillologentag in Bremerhaven

Jörg Michael Karaschewski (born October 3, 1967 in Bierden , Germany ) is a German flag researcher (vexillologist), editor and author of flag-related articles and books. The focus of his work is on German flag history.


Karaschewski was born in Bierden and grew up there. From 1984 to 1987 he learned the profession of banker and worked for various banks in Bremen until 2017. Since 2017 he has been employed as a project financier in a renewable energy company in Bremen .

He is married and has three children.

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Karaschewski is one of the founding fathers of the German Flagship Association (DGF), whose founding statutes he drafted. At the founding meeting on February 4, 1995, Karaschewski was elected the company's first president and treasurer. He was a member of the board of the German Flag Society until September 18, 2005, as treasurer. [1] His first article appeared in Flaggenkurier, the DGF magazine.

Karaschewski has been working in Germany for the Thai National Flag Museum in Bangkok since 2014 . He supports the museum in finding information and searching for artefacts. [2] [3] [4] Karaschewski's book "The History of the Bremen Flag" was significantly supported by a lot of information and flag boards in the museum.


Article in the flag courier

  • The German Vexillologentreffen and the beginnings of the German Flag Society, May 1995.
  • The Federal Post Office Flag, the end of an era, January 1996.
  • The flag of Tanga, May 1996.
  • Flag days in Germany, November 1997.
  • The flag of the Ralik Islands, December 2002.
  • A hall of fame for the emperor's flags: the flags of the Reichs-Marine-Sammlung in the Museum für Meereskunde, Berlin, May 2013.

Article at Spiegel Online


  • Flags in the German protected areas, Achim, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde 2005, ISBN 3-93513-104-6 .
  • Flags in the German Empire, Norderstedt, Books on Demand 2008, ISBN 978-3-8370-1966-7 .
  • Nackte Wilde - Edle Wilde: Photographs from the German colonies, Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2009, ISBN 978-3837030419 .
  • Coats of arms and flags in the German colonies. Wolfenbüttel, Melchior Verlag 2011, ISBN 978-3-942562-51-5 .
  • Flags in the GDR: The vexillological symbolism of the German Democratic Republic, Norderstedt, Books on Demand 2015, ISBN 978-3739200255 .
  • A hall of fame for emperor's flags: the flags of the Reichs-Marine-Sammlung in the Museum für Meereskunde, Berlin. Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2016, ISBN 978-3-73223-688-6 .
  • Flag and salute regulations for the Imperial Navy: Edition 1895 with addendum from May 1899, (as editor), Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2017, ISBN 978-3743176898 .
  • The history of the Reich war flags, Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2017, ISBN 978-3-7448-6832-7 .
  • Flag book 1905 of the imperial navy: With incorporated addenda, (as editor), Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2018, ISBN 978-3746032160 .
  • The history of the Bremen flag, Norderstedt, Books on Demand GmbH 2019, ISBN 978-3-7431-6321-8 .


Commons : Jörg Karaschewski - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ DGF: History of the DGF , accessed on January 1, 2020.
  2. Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung: Director of the “Thai National Flag Museum” visits a special exhibit in Bremen , February 19, 2017.
  3. SAT 1 regional: Sat.1 Norddeutschland GmbH: Siam national flag at Focke Museum news , February 24, 2017.
  4. Behind the scenes of the filming of the white elephant documentary The oldest Siamese flag in the world , abgerufen am 1.Januar 2020.