A Brief Biography of Kurt Landauer
- Born on 28th July 1884 in Planegg near Munich as the son of the Jewish businessman Otto Landauer (1842–1913) und Hulda Bernheimer (1844–1930). His father ran a womans’ clothing store in the Kaufingerstrasse, Munich’s main shopping street.
- 1901, his first game for FC Bayern 2nd team as goalkeeper.
- 1913 and 1914 his first presidency of FC Bayern, following on from Angelo Knorr (1882–1932)
- 1914-1918 Participant in First World War
- New period of office as for FC Bayern between January 1919 and 1933, the golden years for FC Bayern. Huge growth, twice South German Champions (1926 und 1928), participants in the final rounds of the German championship in 1926, 1928 and 1929) and the first German Championship for FC Bayern 1932 winning 2:0 in the final against Eintracht Frankfurt on 12 June 1932 in Nürnberg.
- Employed from autumn 1930 as office manager for the advertising department of the newspaper Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten.
- Resigned as president of FC Bayern on 22nd March 1933 to prevent damage to the club after the Nazis seized power. He was followed by his trusted friend Siegfried Herrmann (1886-1971) who continued as Kurt Landauer wished.
- Loss of his position at Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten in April 1933 because of his Jewish beliefs.
- 1935 Employed in the Munich textiles shop Klauber
- Internment for four weeks in the Dachau concentration camp, a day after the „Kristallnacht“ Pogrom of November 1938.
- Escaped to Switzerland in May 1939
- His brothers and sister Paul, Franz, Leo and Gabriele were murdered by the Nazis.
- Return to Munich in June 1947
- New period of office as FC Bayern President and a major role in the renewal of the club.
- Surprising not re-elected in April 1951. He then withdrew from active participation in club business.
- Died on am 21. Dezember 1961 in Munich
- 2013 posthumously named Honorary President of the club.