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Kahler, Erich, 1885-1970


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Erich Kahler Collection

Identifier: AR 2141 / MF 755

This collection documents the personal and professional life of Erich Kahler (1885-1970), an author and lecturer in Europe and the United States. Throughout his entire professional life he researched and wrote on the history and culture of the Jews. After he left Nazi-Germany in 1933, he continued publishing his literature and social scientific works. Kahler also held several university teaching positions, one of which was at the New School for Social Research, in New York City. He kept company with further German Jewish intellectuals in his American exile, such as Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein. His works were well respected among his academic peers.

Dates: 1886-1980

Ernst Collin Collection

Identifier: AR 2916

The collection contains writings, mostly poems, of Ernst Collin, as well as correspondence from numerous prominent figures in the art and intellectual world of pre-WWII Germany.

Dates: 1899-1966

Eva Engel Collection

Identifier: AR 6118

This collection contains a longer manuscript on Erich Kahler's biography, two shorter manuscripts on Moses Mendelssohn, and two letters written during the Third Reich.

Dates: 1931-1989