Henry Landsberg

Henry Landsberg

Henry Landsberg of West Orange died Aug. 21, 2014. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he was among the last generation of Holocaust survivors.

During the Shoa he smuggled weapons in the Polish Underground in the Warsaw Ghetto and survived six concentrations camps, Treblinka, Birkenau, Majdanek, Jaworzno, Mauthausen, and Gunzkirchen. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contains his oral history, and his story is detailed in the book Holocaust Testimonies: European Survivors and American Liberators in New Jersey.

After the war, he met his future wife Miriam at a displaced persons camp in Regensburg, Germany. They settled in Newark and moved to West Orange in 1960.

Mr. Landsberg was a retired electrician with the IBEW. 

He was a past master of his Masonic Temple and a founding member of B’nai David in West Orange, which later merged with Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob to become Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob and David. 

Predeceased by his wife, he is survived by two sons, Mark of West Orange and Steven of Tuckahoe, NY; and three grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 25 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston.

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