FOLLOWING THE TRAIL OF FC BAYERN LEGEND KURT LANDAUER

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After some work of inquest and with a little bit of patience, eventually we (a good football buddy and me) were standing at Kurt Landauer’s grave, yesterday.

His final resting place is to be found in the Landauer’s family grave on the “Neuer Israelitscher Friedhof” (New Israelitic Graveyard) in Munich-Freimann – truly a very idyllic place.

Those who have focused somewhat on Kurt Landauer, they have watched the movie about him – or even they have read the magnificent book by Dirk Kämper, when standing in front of his grave they find themselves once more at the center of the tragic history of his family. His father Otto was a Bavarian Councilor of Commerce (Bayerischer Kommerzienrat). The Landauers initially were a typical Bavarian resp. indigenous family from Munich with only the best Bavarian / German reputation. In 1933 suddenly, they were situated in the center of the racial delusion of the Nazis and they were almost completely “eliminated”. Four of Kurt Landauer’s six siblings were murdered in the Nazi’s concentration camps.

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Kurt Landauer’s parents: Hulda and Otto

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Remembering Kurt Landauer`s siblings: the bottom inscription states: “deported and perished”

Noteworthy is the placing of six + two pebbles in the foreground of the gravestone

By the way: in Wikipedia (amongst others) it is stated that “he was elected to be Honorary Chairman of the club in 2013”. Better informed fans and members of Bayern Munich (especially those who have read the “25-year chronicle” of this club) know, that he had already then (in 1925) been appointed to the position of an “Honorary Chairman”.

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Gravestone of Kurt Landauer and his wife Maria

PS: Thanks a lot to Gereon that translated to English language because he has been thinking that the story of FC Bayern´s legend Kurt Landauer should not been known only by German football fans.

 

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