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Gisela Stein Collection

Identifier: AR 25314 / MF 987

Scope and Content Note

Documents, correspondence and writings of Gisela Stein


  • 1938-1965


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, and Yiddish.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Collection is microfilmed; use MF 987.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011


Biographical Note

Gisela Stein was born in Vienna, Austria on Jan. 27, 1924. She went to the Schwarzwald Realgymnasium in Vienna until 1938, when she and her mother suffered from Nazi persecution. Stein left Vienna in May 1939 and arrived in the United States in June 1939. She finished her high school education in Brooklyn, NY, winning a city-wide essay contest on ‘National Unity’ in 1941. She acquired a Ph.D. degree in German literature from New York University and taught at Brooklyn College in New York. Gisela Stein died in 2005.


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Documents, correspondence and writings of Gisela Stein


Collection is available on 2 reels of microfilm (MF 987).

  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/16
  2. Reel 2: 1/17-1/22

Related Material

See also: Austrian Heritage Collection, AHC 3099

Separated Material

Some books have been removed to the LBI Library.

Guide to the Gisela Stein Collection, 1938-1965 AR 25314 / MF 987
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
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Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2010:: Links to digital objects added in Container List.
  • 2010-09-16 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States