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Süssen Is Now Free of Jews: World War II, the Holocaust, and Rural Judaism

Gilya Gerda Schmidt


Süssen is Now Free of Jews offers a close look at the legacy of two Jewish families in the village of Süssen, Württemberg, from 1902 to 1941. Coincidentally, two very different Jewish men, cattle dealer Jakob Lang and industrialist Alfred Ottenheimer established themselves in the village of Süssen in 1902. This micro-history of rural Jewish life chronicles the property of the Langs and the Ottenheimers, their personal inventory, building permits and business ventures. Hugo Lang describes their family’s daily routine, changes under the Nazis including forced labor in Eislingen, and his life in ... More

Keywords: Süssen, Württemberg, Jewish families Lang and Ottenheimer, cattle trade, textile manufacture, Nazis, deportation, liberation, reparations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823243297
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gilya Gerda Schmidt, author
University of Tennessee, Knoxville