You can read about the life of Rick's father by clicking on this photo. Henry Landman died on December 29, 2014 at the age of 94. This webpage includes a link to "An Evening With My Dad" where Rick told stories about Henry Landman. The talks are on two YouTube videos; each about 30 minutes long. Further down the webpage are photos from Henry's life.
United Nations Briefing on the Saga of the Other Victims Markers
You can watch the briefing at the United Nations on January 29, 2015, where Rick Landman tells the Saga of the Other Victim Markers at the NYC Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and the request for an official City Unveiling ceremony; and you can scroll down to read about the whole history as to why it took around 20 years to get the stone markers inscribed to remember the lives of the Homosexual Community, Jehovah Witnesses, Disabled Community, Roma-Sinti (Gypsy) Community, A-socials, Homeless, and Political Prisoners.
Whether you are in the NYC area, or are visiting our City, why not learn about our history while walking through the actual areas where the events occurred? All Tours take place in Lower Manhattan and showcase Rick Landman's love of STORYTELLING.
Most Walking Tours are booked by colleges, high schools, or professional groups who want to learn while walking around. The most popular Tours include the LGBT History Tour in Greenwich Village, led by one of he early pioneers of the Movement. This has been a large group experience but has been given to small groups as well as law school students who want a better understanding of the legal history dealing with LGBT Rights. The historical perspective is from Law Professor who grew up in the segregated north as a gay son of two Holocaust Survivors who was active in the LGBT Rights Movement since 1970.
Or you may want to take an Urban Planning Tour led by a Certified Urban Planning professor in the Village or the Wall Street area, or a New Amsterdam Tour, or a World Trade Center Tour led by a long time resident of Tribeca. The "Talk" is just as important as the "Walk" and in many cases include first hand recollections. For more information, click on Tour photo.
This One Man Storytelling Show explores Social Justice and the History of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes and life of a gay son of two Holocaust Survivors who becomes a German citizen. Growing up with a German Jewish Washington Heights background, while being opening gay in the 1960's gives one a unique perspective. The performance has been performed in a College theater setting, but can also be conducted in Synagogues, Churches, High Schools, or at your organization's space. Rick combines the lessons that he learned from the Holocaust with the the struggle for LGBT Rights to explain how far America has come. People can laugh while tackling difficult subjects. For more information, click on Show photo.
Speaking Engagements are available on various topics: including LGBT History, and Jewish-German History from a personal perspective, or for an Inclusive Civil Rights History program. Rick uses his life experiences and lessons learned from the Holocaust and struggle for LGBT Rights to explore how far America has come. Rick shares so many stories from growing up with a German Jewish culture while being openly gay.
In addition, Urban Planning and Land-Use Law topics are available from Rick, a long term lawyer/planner/professor. Most of the topics are taught from a personal perspective. For more information, click on photo.
Take a while to read some short stories, articles, essays through the eyes of a gay son of 2 refugees
Check out Articles Family Stories and Webpages that deal with the life of Rick Landman, and subjects exploring LGBT (gay) History, German, Jewish, Holocaust-related subjects. You will also find Series of blog pieces to explore the Lessons from the Holocaust or LGBT Rights Movement in greater detail. There is even a link to follow"Riding the Arc of History" which is Rick Landman's book. There are also webpages relating Rick's family background, including how his father was both an inmate in Dachau and an American Soldier who liberated Dachau. For more information, click on the icon.
Read a Blog by Rick Landman, from the eyes of a gay son of 2 German Jewish refugees. The Blog also includes a Series and Summary of 12 Lessons he learned from the Holocaust.
LGBT and Holocaust Related
Click below for various webpages (mostly by Rick Landman)that give a look back to either LGBT Historical Events or Holocaust Historical Events; especially if they overlap, such as the inscription of the Other Victim Markers at the NYC Holocaust Memorial Museum in Sheepshead Bay or what it was like for Homosexuals during the Nazi era.
This webpage also contents various Organizations. It includes the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Children of Holocaust Survivors and several other second generation sites. Some are still listed for historical purposes, but they no longer exist.
This section will explore the Holocaust from the eyes of a gay son of two refugee Holocaust Survivors. It also includes webpages on Kristallnacht and Yom Hashoah programs and a tour of the Museum of Jewish Heritage. There are also stories and articles from the lost German Jewish culture of Washington Heights, NYC. Several Blog stories are also on these topics.
The webpage will focus on several historical events in LGBT History where either Rick Landman was involved directly or had a relationship with CBST, New York City's Synagogue serving people of all orientations and gender identities. This includes early marches for LGBT Rights, and our struggle to obtain full equality.