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Collection George Landecker Family Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-142
Dates of Creation c. 1940/1941 - 2012
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Creator George Landecker
Admin/Biographical History George Landecker was born on October 1, 1918 in Nordenberg, Germany. In May 1936, when George was 17, he began agricultural training at Gross Breesen. He left in October 1937 to work on a sheep farm in southern Germany. On November 9, 1938, while visiting Frankfurt, George was arrested and sent to Buchenwald. Because of his connections to Gross Breesen, George gained his freedom on January 1939 along with other Gross Breesen students and staff who had been sent to Buchenwald. In 1940 George obtained a visa to migrate to the United States to work on Hyde Farmlands. He worked there from February 1940 through August 1941.
In 1942 George joined the U.S. Army and returned to Europe with his unit. He remained there after the end of the war working to help set up a new government in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. He was discharged in 1946, returning to the States and his wife Jessie McPeters, who he had married in 1943. Soon after, George took up work as a dairy farmer in Remsen, New York, working there for 34 years.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English and German.
Scope & Content The Landecker, George Family Papers contain biographical materials, correspondences, and digital and physical photographs. Biographical materials consist of a summary of an interview with George, which provides an overview of his life and experience during the Holocaust. Correspondences are between George and VHM staff as well from Heidi, George's daughter, to family acquaintances discussing George's passing. Photographs include digital and physical copies of images of George, his family and friends, and Hyde Farmlands.
Subjects Nordenberg, Germany
Koenigsberg, Germany (Karolingia, Russia)
Werkdorp Wieningsward, Holland
Richmond, Virginia
Nottaway County, Virginia
Bad Mergentheim, Germany
Remsen, New York
Buchenwald (concentration camp)
Gross Breesen
Hachscharah Gross Breesen
Hyde Farmlands
Bund Deutche Judisher Jugend
Reichs Vertreten der Juden
Joint Distribution Committee
United States - Emigration and Immigration - History - 1933-1945
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