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Collection Curt Bondy Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-184
Dates of Creation 1948 - 2005
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Admin/Biographical History Curt Bondy was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1894. He worked as a professor of psychology at the University of Hamburg. In 1936 he helped to found Gross Breesen, a farm that provided agricultural training for young Jews, and prepared them for emigration out of Europe. Through his work at Gross Breesen, Curt connected with the Thalhimer family, a Richmond family working to start a similar program in the States at Hyde Farmlands. After returning to Europe, Curt and several students at Gross Breesen were arrested and sent to Buchenwald. Curt's connection to the Thalhimers helped to gain their release. In 1939 Curt and several Gross Breesen students went to Hyde Farmlands.

Curt was able to return to Hamburg sometime in the 1950s. He began teaching again at the University of Hamburg and the University of Göttingen.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Bondy, Curt Family Papers contain biographical materials and photographs. Biographical materials provide an overview of Bondy's life, as told by two of his former students. Photographs depict Bondy and others in 1948/1949.
Subjects Hamburg, Germany
Richmond, Virginia
Gross Breesen
Hyde Farmland
Buchenwald (concentration camp)
University of Hamburg
University of Göttingen
The College of William and Mary
United States - Emigration and Immigration - History - 20th Century