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A family torn apart by "Rassenschande" : politische Verfolgung im Dritten Reich : Dokumente und Berichte aus Hamburg, deutsch und englisch

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A family torn apart by "Rassenschande" : politische Verfolgung im Dritten Reich : Dokumente und Berichte aus Hamburg, deutsch und englisch
Call No: 943.515086 E19f

Call Number943.515086 E19f
Statement of Responsibilityherausgegeben von Irene Eckler ; English translation by Jean Macfarlane.
Creators & ContributorsEckler, Irene (author)
Macfarlane, Jean (translator)
SummaryThe "Nuremberg Laws" of 1935 prevented the marriage of August Landmesser and the Jewess Irma Eckler.

Both their children, born illegitimately in 1935 and 1937, were put under the care of a guardian. Mother and father, arrested for "Rassenschande" in 1938, did not survive persecution and war. The children had to grow up separated from each other and without their parents. Numerous documents, including those from the Guardianship File, and letters, e.g. those written by the mother from Ravensbrück concentration camp, provide an authentic record of inhuman incidents of persecution in the Third Reich. Intentionally, the account concentrates on verifiable facts. These cleary indicate the despotism of the NS-Regime and the support provided by the law and administration.— Back cover
Contents1. The Nuremberg Laws: A Family's doom
    1.1 August Landmesser's marriage intentions
    1.2 Irma Eckler's family
    1.3 The birth of her children and her arrest for "Rassenschande"
2. A family separated
    2.1 Father August Landmeser snt to Moorlager for "Rassenschande"
    2.2 Mother Irma Eckler deported for "Rassenschande"
    2.3 The child Ingrid Eckler at her grandmother's 
    2.4 The child Irene Eckler at an orphanage 
3. The guardian, Landgerichtsrat a. D. Dr. Gerson, tries to save Irene
4. The mother's letters from Ravensbrück concentration camp (KZ)
5. The roads to death
    God alone knows why
    5.1 The mother 
    5.2 Dr. Gerson
    5.3 Grandfather Arthur Eckler
    5.4 Mr. and Mrs. Cohn
6. The turmoil of war
    6.1 Irene with foster parents
    6.2 The war helps save her
7. Father reported missing
    A particular loss for the daughters
8. After the war
    8.1 Irene is unwanted again
    8.2 The sisters meet
    8.3 Change of guardianship
9. Recognition of the illicit union
10. Punished with survival
Physical Description 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, German, Translated from the German to English by Jean Macfarlane.
PublisherSchwetzingen : Horneburg Verlag
  • "Überarbeitete und ergänzte, zweisprachige Ausgabe des 1996 erschienenen Buches 'Die Vormundschaftsakte 1935–1958' mit Nachwort" —Title page verso;
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 268–269)
RecognitionGifted by Robert Krell