George Landecker Family Papers / Record Group 142

Title Landecker, George Family Papers

Dates 1940/41–2012

Accession Number RG-142

Extent 0.2 linear foot (1 box)

Provenance Donated by George Landecker.

Biographical Note

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.

Restriction on Access No restriction    Restriction on Use No restriction    Language English and German.

Preferred Citation Virginia Holocaust Museum, Record Group 142, Landecker, George Family Papers, [Folder #].

Scope and 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.

Inventory

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Summary of Interview

Indexing Terms

  • Landecker, George (b. October 1, 1918, d. August 18, 2012)
  • Landecker, Jessie (McPeters) (b. unknown)
  • Landecker, Heidi (b. unknown)
  • Landecker, Heller (b. unknown)
  • Landecker, Herbert (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Landecker, Martin (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Sandelowski, Traute (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Landecker, Eva (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Landecker, Bertha (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Landecker, Hanna (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Thalhimer, Morton G., Sr. (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Thalhimer, Ruth W. (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Thalhimer, Morton, Jr. (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Thalhimer, William B., Sr. (b. 1888, d. 1969)
  • Thalhimer Smartt, Elizbeth (b. unknown)
  • Bundy, Kurt (b. 1894, d. 1972)
  • Bondy, Curt Warner, Dr. (b. 1984, d. 1972)
  • Buber, Martin (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Angress, Werner T. (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bacharach, Hans (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Caplan, Rudolf (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Cornes, Henry (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Cramer, Ernst (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Domar, Carola (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Dzubas, Friedel (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Falkenstein, Ralph (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Froehlich, Larry (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Hadra, Ruth (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Herman, Kenneth (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Hirsch, Hans George (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Hirsch, Paul (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Gordon, Manfred (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Kirshot, Isi (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Krieger, Hans (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Lehman, Ilse (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Kiwi, Herman (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Lindauer, Manfred (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Loew, Ernst, (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Loew, Eva (Jacobson) (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Newton, Harvey (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Regensburger, Marianne (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Stein, Wolf (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Salomon, Inge (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Tworoger, George (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Tworoger, Luise (Albersheim) (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Heiman, Ernst (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Levin, Trudi (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Otto, August (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Levin, Trudi (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Warburg, Ingrid (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Friend, Ted (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Rohr, Wili (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Scheier, Erwin (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  •  Scheier, Ruth (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Neumeier, Lisbet (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Neumeier, Wastl (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bendit, Ruth (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Bendit, Richard (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Rosenthal, Hans (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Marcuse, Guenther (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Stein, Waller (b. unknown, d. unknown)
  • Nordenberg, Germany
  • Koenigsberg, Germany (Karolingia, Russia)
  • Werkdorn Wieningsward, Holland
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Bad Mergentheim, Germany
  • Remsen, New York
  • Buchenwald (concentration camp)
  • Gross Breesen
  • Hachscharah Gross Breesen
  • Hyde Farmlands
  • Bund Deutsche Judisher Jugend
  • Reichs Vertreten der Juden
  • Joint Distribution Committee
  • United States–Emigration and Immigration–History–1933–1945
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