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HENRY LANDMAN (June 12, 1920 - December 29, 2014)

Henry Landman Obituary

AUGSBURG- The Stories of Henry Landman (Heinz Landmann) and his connections to Augsburg, Germany.

Click below to watch a 57 minute video by Rick Landman in English with photos in the background and Rick Landman narrating stories about Henry Landman (Heinz Landmann) and his connection to the City of Augsburg in Germany. It includes his time in Dachau as an inmate after Kristallnacht, his time in London as an unaccompanied teenager, his time in the US Army when he was the first American soldier to enter Augsburg and when he was at the liberation of Dachau. It includes stories about the rededication of the Synagogue and the 2 Reunions that Henry conducted in the Catskills for the Jewish refugees.

Click below to watch a 5 minute video by Rick Landman as he channels a Conversation with his father about why his father didn't leave Germany when Nazism was on the rise.
It was created for the Kristallnacht Shabbat program at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah - CBST on November 13, 2020.

Click below to hear about the first time that I learned that my dad was in Dachau and the first time I even heard the word Kristallnacht (sometime in the later 1960's, probably 1967. This is the second video that I made while isolating during the pandemic. I am not sure what will become of these, but the first step is to make them.

"An Evening With My Dad", by Rick Landman

On February 5, 2015, Rick Landman told stories of Henry Landman, his father, as a way of showing tribute to Henry's life; and to start a new direction for Rick's storytelling. The event was captured by Assaf Astrinsky of CBST and is available on two separate YouTube clips that are embedded below. Each is about 30 minutes long.

After the stories were told, Rabbi David Dunn Bauer and Rabbi Rachel Weiss participated in a memorial Kaddish minyan with those who showed up to be part of the event. "My thanks to all those who attended and who sent cards and gifts in my father's name." Rick Landman.

Here is the event at CBST in two 30 minutes parts.


Even at 62 years of age, I thought I was exempt from losing a parent. My father, Henry Landman (born Heinz Landmann) survived Dachau, World War II and was still going strong at 94.5 years old. He was even invited to go back to Dachau for the 70th Anniversary of its Liberation in April 2015 since he was not only an inmate after Kristallnacht in 1938, but an American soldier when Dachau was liberated in 1945. Although not up to traveling, we were going to try to do something on Skype in April for their program. Coincidences and survival were always part of his life, but on December 29, 2014 he died.

My dad was a kind and peaceful man, always sharing his sense of humor and wisdom of the ages. He had a varied Jewish background, which in large part encouraged him to understand and appreciate the diversities of people's lives. His maternal side was rural German Jews, while his paternal side were "Ost Juden" from Galacia. Gerson Landmann, his grandfather, was a Chasidic scholar that was able to migrate from the Pale with his 5 children to Munich, and did not have to come to America around the turn of the 20th Century like most of the "Fiddler on the Roof" Jews. As a result, Henry spoke not only his native German, but understood Yiddish. Gerson on the other hand lived in Munich without becoming fluent in German. Joseph, my father's father was the only one of Gerson and Sofie's children to survive the Holocaust. Gerson and Sofie died in Theresienstadt.

My grandpa Joseph was naturalized as a German citizen and moved to Augsburg where Henry was born in 1920 as a German citizen. They all became stateless with the Nuremburg Laws in 1935. After being in Dachau after Kristallnacht Joseph was released to sign over the Jewish property to the Nazis and he was able to go to Stuttgart for a visa out of Germany since he was born on the Russian side of Galicia and was considered a Russian under the US quota system. Henry then got a temporary transit visa out of Germany to London and as an American infantry soldier he made his way to New York and then back to North Africa, Italy, France, Germany; and finally Munich, Dachau and Augsburg.

His life experiences taught him to appreciate differences, hate violence and love his children unconditionally. In the 1960's when I first told him that I was gay, he was supportive. That was unheard of at the time, but it gave me the courage and support to become active in trying to show that there was nothing wrong with being gay in American culture; just as wrong as what they said about being Jewish in a Nazi world.

My dad was my quiet role model. He was always there when I needed him, and his simple, unpretentious life made me who I am today. I didn't share in his love of sports, so I shared in his love of the non-Nazi Germany of his childhood. My dad held 2 Reunions for the Jews of Augsburg and stayed in touch with his German friends up until the end of his life. I will miss hearing all the stories of the Jewish aspects of Germany and the war, while the whole world lost a very special soul.

Henry Landman playing cards
This is a photo of Henry Landman on December 3, 2014 playing cards with me.
He was still beating me. The bump on his head was from playing tennis, when his opponent hit him with a ball.

Henry Landman and Lisa Landman at CBST
This photo is when Henry and Lisa Landman came to CBST for the 2014 Kristallnacht program,
and they were asked to light the Shabbat candles.

You can usually right click on your mouse for an English translation.

Story of how Henry Landman was the first American soldier to enter his hometown of Augsburg at the end of the war.

Another article about Henry Landman.


Army picture of Henry Landman
This is a picture of Henry Landman during the war as an American soldier.
It was part of the exhibit at the Jewish Heritage Museum at Battery Park City in New York City.

Picture of Henry Landman as a senior citizen dressed in his army jacket
This is a picture of Henry Landman as a senior citizen dressed in his army uniform. It still fit. The uniform is now in a permanent exhibit in the Jewish Museum in Augsburg, since Henry was born in Augsburg and was with the first American soldiers to liberate Augsburg in 1945.

Henry Landman after Dachau- passport
This is a photo of Henry Landman after he was released from Dachau. This photo was used for his Passport to leave Germany. Notice that his hair was beginning to grow back.


Saratoga Springs Military Museum
In May 2011 there was a joint program between the U.S. Military Museum in Saragota Springs and Dachau to commemmorate the Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau. Henry Landman was invited but couldn't attend. I will post some of the Dachau exhibit further down the page.

Henry Landman's army uniform in the Jewish Museum in Augsburg
This is a photo of Henry Landman's US Army Uniform in the Jewish Museum of Augsburg. Also in the display is the Lederhosen that he wore on the day that he was arrested and sent to Dachau. It was given back to him upon his release.

Henry Landman's lederhosen that is now in the Jewish Museum in Augsburg
This is Henry as an adult trying on the lederhosen that we wore in 1938 when he was arrested and sent to Dachau. They returned the lederhosen when he was released. The lederhosen still fit him when he was in his 80's. This was before he packed them up and sent them to the Jewish Museum in Augsburg.

Henry Landman photo at Fort Wheeler Georgia in 1943 for Basic Training.
Henry Landman photo at Fort Wheeler Georgia in 1943 for Basic Training.
Henry Landman photo at Fort Wheeler Georgia in 1943 for Basic Training.
These are attempts at a long photograph taken in 1943 at Fort Wheeler Georgia with Henry Landman (see blue X)
when he was at Basic Training to enter the war.
I need to learn how to make a better image of this long photograph, so in the meantime I broke it into pieces.
He had a hard time with American segregation against African-Americans down South at that time, because it reminded him so much of how Jews were treated in Germany when he left in 1939.

Passover Seder Menu from Anzio Beachhead soldiers on April 5, 1944.

Passover Seder photos from Anzio Beachhead soldiers on April 5, 1944.

My father sent home his copy of the Passover Seder Menu from April 5, 1944 that they gave to the soldiers who survived the Anzio Beachhead. The photos were from something that he copied.

The following article was written for the Augsburger Allgemeine Newspaper on February 7, 2014.
I tried my best to not only translate the original, but to make some corrections [or additions].
The original German story is at:

The Jewish Lederhosen

Henry Landman escaped the terror of the Nazis in 1939. He was able to save a piece of his childhood.
Today they stand for a moving life story.
by Alois Knoller

Henry�s Lederhose

These Lederhosen illustrates the tragedy of a whole life story. It was a piece of home that the young Jew Henry Landman could take with him in his escape from the Nazis to New York.
Photo: Ulrich Wagner

A worn, greasy leather shorts: What is Jewish about them? You have to know their history to understand why they are such a precious exhibit from the Bavarian Allerweltskleidung. Because these leather pants from an exhibit from the Jewish Culture Museum which the 18-year-old Augsburger Heinz Landmann took to New York. He wore them during Kristallnacht of 9 November 1938 and they were returned upon his release from Dachau concentration camp. His family subsequently escaped from Nazi Germany. On April 28, 1945, Henry Landman marched as a soldier of the U.S. Army upon his return to Augsburg - now as a liberator of his hometown. [His infantry also liberated the cities of Munich and Dachau.] Decades later, he donated both his cherished leather pants and his American uniform jacket to the Museum.

For Museum director Benigna Schoenhagen, who documents the leather pants, they show how much the German Jews were integrated into German society. "They were part of the middle class and felt absolutely attached to their hometown. In family photos this time, women often wore a Dirndl and men wore lederhosen, "she explains. Joseph Landman, Henry's father, was a furrier and had a leather factory at Herman Street 3, where at that time many Jewish families lived. He was known as an "Eastern Jew", because he was born in 1895 in Russia. Joseph's family first moved to Munich and then and came with his parents in 1910 to Augsburg and started a medium-sized company. On 12 June 1920 Henry was born.

In the Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938 father and son were arrested like so many Jews and sent to Dachau. Heinz was wearing his Lederhosen at the time. Joseph Landman was released after a few weeks. He got a visa to emigrate to the United States with his family. Heinz first went to London and then New York in November 1939. In New York, he got together with other countrymen from his hometown, so they called him the Mayor of Augsburg. Henry Landman, now advanced in years, came back to his homeland many times. He came in 1985 at the inauguration of the renovated synagogue, and gave the memorial speech for the 60th Anniversary of Kristallnacht in 1988 in Augsburg. [He also came back for the unveiling of the Memorial and came with his family for an exploration of the family's German roots.]

The Jewish Culture Museum owes him a lot for many precious memorabilia of the former Jewish life in Augsburg. This includes letters, photographs, documents, and all his speeches, which he gave in Augsburg. The exhibition on the private tennis society Augsburg, the place of refuge for Jewish athletes in the Nazi period also used many artifacts for exhibits - especially since his father Joseph was the President. Benigna Schoenhagen never tires of asking for original Jewish documents from Augsburg. "Only contacts with the witnesses make such exhibits possible. Henry Landman's Lederhosen can never be purchased on the market anywhere. "

Third Infantry Badge My father Henry Landman was arrested in his hometown of Augsburg on November 10, 1938 (Kristallnacht) and was sent with his father to Dachau Concentration Camp. His number was 21250 and his father's number was 21234. My grandfather Joseph was able to get a visa to America and then Henry was released from Dachau in the spring of 1939 and at 18 was able to get a transit visa to England, where he survived alone for several months as an "enemy alien".

In England, he met the lawyer who processed his transit visa paperwork who invited him to attend a Sabbath dinner. That night my father showed him the photograph of his family and the attorney's in-laws recognized my great-grandparents who lived in Munich. It seemed that when their family was fleeing to England from the pogroms in the East, my great-grandparents allowed his family to stay in their house in Munich until their boat tickets were finalized. As a result, the attorney (Charles Aukin) helped my father while in London that year.

After getting the American visa and landing in New York on the day after Thanksgiving Day 1939 on the S.S.Harding (which was hit by a Nazi submarine on its return trip), he joined the Army in 1942 and went back to Europe to fight as an American soldier. Several Augsburger Jews served in the U.S. Military and as coincidences do happen, they bumped into each other throughout the war. Henry was part of the Third Infantry that liberated Dachau. While riding on the main street of Dachau he also met the Administrator of Dachau who surrendered to him for protection. So he drove the Administrator as a prisoner of war to the US side on the hood of his jeep. Henry was with those who first entered Munich and was the first American to re-enter Augsburg at the end of the war, where he went to see if his family members survived. None survived. 17 members of his family were killed during the Holocaust. The Lederhosen that he wore on Kristallnacht and his U.S. Army uniform were on exhibit in the Jewish Museum in Augsburg. See photo above.

You can read more about this on the Augsburg Site.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum logo
This is a link to the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC
for items relating to Henry Landman.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum photo

Here are some pictures that illustrate this era of his life.

Interior of Augsburg Synagogue after Kristallnacht

This is the only known photo of the original synagogue in Augsburg, which was partially burnt on Kristallnacht.
The structure continued to stand, and was used as a warehouse for opera scenery during the war.
The synagogue has been rebuilt and was rededicated in 1985.

Interior of Augsburg Synagogue after Rededication in 1985
This shows the interior of the Synagogue after the Rededication in 1985

Interior of Augsburg Synagogue postcard given by Henry Landman.  Photo pre Kristallnacht.
This is the postcard that Henry Landman gave showing the interior pre 1938.
Henry was Bar Mitzvah in this space and came back as an American Soldier in 1945 seeing it again, and again in 1985 at the Rededication.

Here Henry is taking a picture of a fellow soldier
in an army jeep in front of his former house in Augsburg on the day that the Americans entered the City.
Henry was the first American soldier to enter his hometown of Augsburg that day.
Arnold Metzger
Here is where Henry met Arnold Metzger in Africa, a fellow Augsburger.
Walter Sturm
Here is where he met Walter Sturm in Rome, a fellow Augsburger.
helmet picture
Henry in the winter of 1944-45.
Visa application number.
Money Order sent to Henry while in Dachau.
Henry Landman and the Palestinian Brigade in Italy. Photo taken in Sorrento, Italy.
Henry Landman and the Palestinian Brigade in Italy.
Henry Landman and the Palestinian Brigade in Italy. Notice the Jewish star on the truck. Photo taken in Sorrento, Italy.
Henry Landman and John C. Squires. The photo was taken right after the landing in Anzio Beach. Pfc. Squires received a Citation for the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual conflict." Unfortunately, he was killed in the Anzio Breakout a few days after this picture was taken. This photo was used at the unveiling ceremony of a bronze statue of him in Kentucky.

Towards the end of the war, my father's battalion liberated Dachau and my father was the first American soldier to enter his hometown of Augsburg Germany.
Henry's citation
Henry Landman's citations.
Henry's medals
Henry Landman's medals.
Henry's medals and subway ticket
Henry Landman's badges for being both a veteran and Holocaust Survivor. It also shows the 5 cent ticket that the Army gave him when he returned from the war at the pier from the ship to return home. He kept it as a keepsake and paid for the token.
Henry's portrait
Henry Landman's portrait drawn overseas during the war.
Leopold Rieser
Leopold Rieser was the attorney that was with Josef Landmann was arrested on the morning after Kristallnacht while they were walking to find out why the Gestapo took Henry. Leopold Rieser was beaten to death a few days later as he was leaving the bus and before entering Dachau.
This is a picture of the Augsburg Synagogue taken right after the end of the war. The signs say Entry Forbidden for the general public, but also mentions a Jewish Service on Friday and Sunday. Henry Landman was in Salzburg at the time, but he received a pass to attend that first service in the synagogue after the war. The chaplain who led the service gave him an aliyah that day.
His sister Irma (Landman) Avery was also in the military and served her country as a WAC (womens army corp).

While my father was the first American soldier to enter Augsburg at the end of the War, the American army stayed in Augsburg for decades. The last American Soldiers to leave were CPT Don Wyler and Sergeant Wayne Box (Military Police) from 66th Military Intelligence. They went 1998 to Darmstadt, but are now probable situated in Wiesbaden, because the barracks in Darmstadt closed. I gave them my father's phone number in case they wanted to call him.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum logo
This is a link to the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC
for items relating to Henry Landman.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum photo
Website for the Last American Soldiers to Leave Augsburg

Click here to read a story written about Henry Landman as part of a project by Veronika Stumpf.
It was read at Dachau as part of a memorial service in 2004


Around the turn of the 20th century Gerson and Sofie Landmann left towns of Husiatyn, Zaslaw and Rzeszow, in what was then Galicia (and now is in Poland or Ukraine) and moved to Munich (around 1902). When their son Josef grew up he moved to Augsburg, where he met his wife Regina and had three children.

On Kristallnacht Josef and his 18 year old son Heinz were arrested for being Jewish and sent to Dachau. Since the town where Josef was born (Zaslav) in the 1890's was under Russian control, he was able to get a Visa to come to America as a "Russian living in Germany". The rest of family (siblings and parents)could not get visas and died in the Holocaust. Josef could then get his immediate family out of Germany in mid 1939.

He received visas for his wife, son and two daughters. Minna Wolf (Regina's sister) lived with the Landmann family in Augsburg after her husband Gustav died of natural causes. Her daughter Auguste (Anne) was able to come eventually to America (Kindertransport child) and lived with the Landmans until she married Eric Weil. Minna Wolf was one of those Jews who was deported from Augsburg to her death in Auschwitz. We have learned that Sofie and Gerson Landmann were transported from Munich to their deaths in Theresienstadt.

Zallel Landmann was Gerson's father. Gerson (born on May 15, 1858 (in Husiatyn) was one of his sons. He married Sophie (Hochbluet or Horowitz or Chhojkelewna)(born on May 1, 1868 also in Hustiatyn) and they had 5 children. They then moved to Zaslaw (now Iziaslav in Ukraine) and then to Rzeszow before moving to Munich. Their last residence was at Klenzestrasse 4, Munich where they were picked up by the Nazis for deportation in Transport II/2. They were sent to Theresienstadt on June 4, 1942 and Sophie was killed on June 19, 1942, while Gerson was killed on July 13, 1942. One daughter (Ethel)died as a child and the other two daughters Rosa and Paula died in the camps. Their two sons were named Josef (my grandfather) and Heinrich. Josef was able to get a visa to come to America, while Heinrich died of natural causes before the war. My father Heinz (Henry) was named after his uncle.

Josef Landmann (born March 31, 1895 in Zaslaw, and died July 7, 1964) had three children with his wife Regina (born August 7, 1891 and died April 24, 1955). Henry (born June 12, 1920), who married Lisa (born April 6, 1927) had two sons Robert (born May 2, 1949) and Richard (born June 15, 1952). Robert married Bonnie (Phillips)(born February 18, 1950 and have three children, Jaimee (born July 5, 1975), Darra (born January 12, 1978) and Michael (born March 2, 1985).
Joan (Hanni - was born December 30, 1921 and died August 9, 1970), was Joseph's oldest daughter who married Sol Weinstein and had one daughter named Lynn who married Peter Feller. His other daughter Irma (born June 20, 1923 and died January 13, 1985), married Guy Avery and had one daughter named Renie, who married John Cervone and has two twins named Jason and Eric.

Heinrich Landmann who married Marie Kahn (who was related to the Waldmans) had three sons, Beno (who married Esther) and have Howard and Rita as their children, Stanley (who married Sadie) and Freddy Landman. Freddy who married Rose had no children, but Stanley had two children (Harris and Nancy) and Beno had a son named Howard.

Rosa Landmann married Heinrich (Chaim) Rodoff and had 8 children. Three came to America (Max, Mia and Ruth) the rest died in the camps with Rosa and their father Heinrich Rodoff. Rosa and the youngest baby Bella died in Auschwitz and Chaim and the other sisters died in Riga-Kaiserwald. The other siblings's names were Bella, Jutta, Thea, Irma, and Eva. Max married Senta and had no children, and Mia died a few years after coming to America, and Ruth married Moe and had 3 children (Beth, Rachel and Helen).

Paula Landmann married Isodore Frydmann and had four children who left Germany with the Kindertransport. Leo, married to Ruth, has three children,(David, Paul and Wendy) Heinz who married Sylvia and lives in Florida and has two children Judy and David, and Sigi who married Connie has two sons, Ken who married Liz and have a son Beau; and Michael who married Beverly and have three children Danny, Katie and Josh. The fourth child is Mia Heifler, who has three daughters Malcha, Penina and Rachel who now live in Israel.

Regina Landmann, the wife of Josef and mother of Henry, was born on August 7, 1891 and died in New York on April 25, 1955. Her father was Moses Gruenebaum and her mother was Johanna of Hellstein. Moses died while in a Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt during the war and Johanna died earlier of natural causes. The Gruenebaum Family lived for generations in Hellstein, and Moses was a kosher butcher in that town.

Regina's other sister Else Aretz (born in Hellstein on June 19, 1896 and was picked up by the Nazis in Frankfurt from Grunestrasse 9, in Transport XII/3 on September 15, 1942 and died in the Theresienstadt on December 29, 1942), along with Else's husband Max and their two daughters Valerie (born on December 25, 1923) and Martha (born on December 1, 1924 in Hellstein and after Frankfurt was sent to Berlin-SW 68, Kommandantenstrasse 58 and was sent to Auschwitz on March 3, 1943).

Jonas, her brother, survived and moved to America where his daughter Marian Samokow used t live. She had 2 sons.

Mina Wolf, Regina's sister lived with the Landmann family with her daughter Auguste (Gusti or Anne) in Augsburg after her husband Gustav Wolf died of natural causes. Minna Wolf was born in Hellstein November 14, 1890; died in Auschwitz. Anne was able to come to America where she continued to live with the Landmans, but Minna could not. Anne married Eric Weil and had one daughter named Susan. Susan married Stuart Friedman and have two children, Jaci and Michael.
It is purely coincidental but two sets of the family now have the last name of Frydman or Friedman.

Regina was the only member of her family to survive and come to America, as was her husband Joseph, so also lost both of his parents and siblings.

Landmann Wedding Picture
This is the wedding picture of Josef and Regina Landmann taken in 1918 in Augsburg, Germany. [DIC] means "Died in Camps". The top row from left to right, shows Elsie Gruenebaum Aretz (sister of the bride) [DIC], unknown, Paula Landmann Frydmann (sister of groom) [DIC], Sigmund and Alfred Marx (cousin of bride), unknown. Standing in the middle: Waldman, Regina Gruenebaum (bride) and Josef Landmann (groom), Mina Gruenebaum Wolf (sister of bride) [DIC], unknown. Standing next to Josef is Moses Gruenebaum (father of bride), Marie [Lived until 99 yrs old] and Heinrich Landmann (Stanley and Freddy's and Beno's parents). Seated in front: Rosa Landmann Rodoff (sister of bride) [DIC], Jonas Hans Gruenebaum (brother of bride), Mr. Waldman, Beno Landmann, Sofie [DIC] and Gerson Landmann [DIC](parents of the groom).


It was in Augsburg that Joseph and Regina started their family and Henry (Heinz) was born and went to school until 1935 and the Nurnberg Laws took effect. He then would spend most of his day at the Jewish Sportsplatz (which still exists today as part of a condominium complex.) Joseph was the last president of the Sportsplatz. The Augsburger Jewish Museum presented an entire exhibit on the Sportsplatz in 2008. The immediate family left Augsburg starting with Joseph in early 1939 and the entire family was re-united in New York by November 1939.

Landmann-Mina Wolf Picture
This picture was taken in the 1920's in the Landmann home in Augsburg. Moses G is sitting next to his two daughters, Minna Wolf (who died in Auschwitz) and Regina Landmann and her husband Josef. Irma and Henry Landmann are sitting on the floor. Joan must have been away.

the Landmanns
This picture shows Josef and Regina Landmann with their 3 children, Henry, Irma and Joan. Irma is to the right. All survived the Holocaust and moved to New York in 1939. This was the photo that he showed the lawyer in London, who recognized Joseph as being the son of the two people who put his in-laws up in their apartment until their paperwork arrived years before Henry got to London.

This was the third and last apartment of the Landmann family on Hermannstrasse, just around the corner from the Synagogue.

Augsburg Synagogue
This is a photograph of the Augsburg Synagogue from 1989. It was restored in 1985 (except for the missing Jewish Star at the roof of the building and the organ was not returned, but instead the congregation received funds for a new Menorah.)

This is a photo from 1989 with Henry eating his favorite food, namely a Dampfnudle; that was made by a friend of the Bachners.


Aretz before war
This is the two family house of the Aretz-G family in Hellstein, Germany taken before the war. Only one of these people survived the Holocaust.
Aretz house today
We returned to Hellstein in 1989 and thought that this was the same house. But in 2002 I received an email from one of the inhabitants of the house. The youngest son survived the war by going on a Kindertransport to America and found the website. He corrected me that this was NOT the same house and sent me the following pictures. The power of a website is amazing. For 70 years he did not know that his second cousins were still alive.
This is a picture of the house in 1974 when the current occupants started to add on to it.
This is how it looks today with what both of the current occupants added to the original house. Notice that they couldn't agree on a color, like my greatgrandparents did.
This is a picture of the synagogue from pre-WWII.
This is a streetscape of Hellstein today.
This is a picture of the slaughter house that was part of the two family house.
The grandfather holding the young child is Jakob (Moses's brother) Grunebaum. The young child is Eric Greene (Grunebaum) who is still alive.

The following is from the set of Passover Haggadot that my father was able to send to America after he was released from Dachau in 1939. They were used by our family up until his death. Rick, his son, would read the V'he Sheomdah in German each year at the CBST Community Second Seder. It is an extremely interesting book to see. The illustrations are quite informative of the former German Jewish culture.

This Haggadah was first published in the 1890's and was the Haggadah used by my family in Germany, and in America up until the death of Henry Landman in 2014.

1890's German Haggadah photo of Moses leaving Egypt
1890's German Haggadah photo of Moses leaving Egypt

1890's German Haggadah text of V'he Shemomdah

1921 German Haggadah photo of Moses leaving Egypt
1921 German Haggadah photo of Moses leaving Egypt

1921 German Haggadah text of V'he Shemomdah

Notice how Moses looks more like a Crusader leading the Jews out of the Rheinland, rather than Egypt... and what is the bridge doing there?
1921 German Haggadah cover where Henry (Heinz) tried to write his name in the cover, but didn't leave enough room for his entire name

1921 German Haggadah cover where Henry (Heinz) tried to write his name in the cover, but didn't leave enough room for his entire name"

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