Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Jakob Eisenhardt

Real Name
Jakob Eisenhardt



Place of Birth
Germany (assumed)

Known Relative
Edie Eisenhardt (wife, deceased); Erich Eisenhardt (brother, deceased); Ruth Eisenhardt (daughter, deceased); Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) (son); Magda Lehnsherr (daughter-in-law, presumed deceased); Anya Lehnsherr (granddaughter, deceased); Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) (granddaughter); Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver) (grandson); Lorna Dane (Polaris) (granddaughter); Zala Dane (Zaladane) (alleged granddaughter, presumably deceased); The Vision (former grandson-in-law); Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff (Crystal) (former granddaughter-in-law); Luna Maximoff (great-granddaughter); Thomas Maximoff (great-grandson, deceased); William Maximoff (great-grandson, deceased); Thomas Shepherd (Speed) (reincarnation of great-grandson); William Kaplan (Wiccan) (reincarnation of great-grandson); Joseph (Magnus) (son's clone, deceased)

Group Affiliation
Former member of the German Army








Other Info

During World War I, Jakob fought with the German Sixth Army at Ypres in October of 1914 in a battle know as "Der Kindermord Bei Ypern" ("The Massacre of the Innocents"). After being blinded by mustard gas, Eisenhardt spent five days in a field hospital. At night, Jakob would load the dead soldiers in mass unmarked graves.

Later, in the summer of 1916, Jakob pulled a Bavarian Major--Jurgen Scharf--to the safety of a nearby trench under heavy enemy fire. For this heroic action, Jakob received a commendation for bravery and the undying gratitude of this superiors. Months later, Major Scharf even pinned the Iron Cross to Jakob's lapel and he was proclaimed a proud son of Germany.

Jakob Eisenhardt was very kind to his family. He would try to encourage them in order to maintain hope during difficult times. Often, Jakob would made jokes to relieve the tension.

After WWI, Jakob married a woman by the name of Edie. He soon after obtained a job working for the government.
In addition, Jakob and his wife had a daughter and a son: Ruth and Max. (To learn more about Magneto, click on the highlighted name above.)

After Jakob's brother, Erich Eisenhardt, was beaten and forced to wear a sign saying that he had shamed a German woman, Jakob's family recommended leaving Nurnberg, Germany. However, Jakob went to Major Scharf, hoping to get immunity. But, after being left waiting for Scharf, Jakob saw him as he was leaving and a troupe of Nazis beat Jakob for "making such a trouble" in Scharf's office and resisting arrest. After a long beating, Major Scharf threw Jakob out of his office, stating that they could have killed him and that they were now "even." (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about the Nazis.)

Eventually, the Jewish Jakob lost his job and his family was forced to flee Germany to Poland. After the Nazis invaded Poland in September of 1941, Jakob and his family fled again--this time to Warsaw, Poland. Once there, Eisenhardt and his family were placed in a concentration camp. At each stage of these tragic happenings, Jakob submitted quietly. He was faithful that the Germany he had served would eventually turn back from this tide of bigotry. However, each time he was disappointed and further beaten down. As things worsened in Germany, Jakob taught his family that if they fought back, "they'll stomp in your head." So, he insisted that they stay and learn to figure out the rules.

In the end, Jakob and his family were captured and executed while trying to escape Warsaw. However, his son (aka future Magneto) lived.

There is nothing there, but here is link to the bio of Jakob Eisenhardt on Marvel.com, http://marvel.com/universe/Jakob_Eisenhardt.

1 comment:

  1. Sad bio... and strangely "normal." No coming back to life, historically plausible... interesting =)