Harry Lindauer papers
The collection documents the family history of Harry Lindauer (born Heinz Lindauer), including his childhood in Buttenhausen and Darmstadt, Germany, his immigration to the United States in 1936, his military experiences during World War II, and his post-war research of Lindauer genealogy and the Jews of Buttenhausen. Included are identification documents, immigration papers, personal narratives, military papers and intelligence reports, genealogy research, correspondence, and photographs.
Biographical materials include family history research, identification documents including birth and vaccination certificates, report cards, Harry’s German passport and workbook (arbeitsbuch), World War II military documents and intelligence reports, and personal narratives regarding Harry’s World War II military experiences. There are also documents related to Harry’s involvement with sports in Darmstadt in 1935, including a letter demanding the return of a medal because Harry was Jewish. The scrapbook primarily documents trips in the 1980s and 1990s to Germany and an award from the Federal Republic of Germany in 1988. Some of Harry’s army papers regard his aviation cadet application. The military intelligence reports include the first interview with Wehrmacht Captain Rupperecht Gerngross, the leader of an unsuccessful anti-Nazi revolt, and a manifest issued by the Bavarian Freedom Movement authored by Gerngross.
The correspondence includes letters (photocopies) to Harry from his parents Karl and Emma Lindauer on Hamburg America Line stationary in 1939 and a letter where he describes his childhood in Germany. Other correspondence includes a photocopy of a letter send to Karl Lindauer in Great Britain from his sister in law Klara Nassauer in Darmstadt via the Red Cross.
Photographs include pre-war depictions of Harry and his family in Darmstadt, Harry in the United States Army, and Buttenhausen and Darmstadt. Army photographs include depictions of Harry in Europe with Captain Henry Mohr.
Buttenhausen materials consist of research materials and publications related primarily to the Jewish families of Buttenhausen, including deportations during the Holocaust.
2 oversize boxes
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David B. Lindauer
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