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Gross-Süssen: The Lang Families, 1902–37

Gilya Gerda Schmidt

in Süssen Is Now Free of Jews

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780823243297
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780823243334 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fordham/9780823243297.003.0005

Series: World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension (FUP)

Gross-Süssen: The Lang Families, 1902–37

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In 1902, Jakob Lang, originally form Ernsbach, District Oehringen, settled in the picturesque village of Gross-Süssen, to trade in French horses and cattle. He married and raised a family in Gross-Süssen. Unfortunately his life ended in 1918 from an undisclosed illness, and both of his half-brothers, first Louis and then Leopold, moved to Süssen from Ernsbach to join the widow and the family business. The business prospered and Hugo Lang, son of Leopold, in 1989 described their near-idyllic rural existence, their religious training and practices, social life, school life and sports activities.

Keywords: Gross-Süssen; Jakob Lang; cattle business; rural existence of Lang family; religious practices

Chapter.  12283 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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