Wladimir G. Eliasberg Collection
Scope and Content Note
The Wladimir G Eliasberg Collection documents the lives of the members of the Eliasberg family and to a lesser extent professional activities of Wladimir Eliasberg.
The collection consists of personal correspondence, writings, vital and professional documents, and printed materials.
By far, the largest portion of the collection consists of the personal correspondence of members of the Eliasberg family. Included here is correspondence between Helene Eliasberg and her parents, while she spent over a year in Leningrad with her relatives, correspondence between Wladimir Eliasberg and his wife, Elisabeth during his service in the German army in World War II, correspondence between Samuel Eliasberg and his future wife, Rachel, during their courtship, correspondence between Helene and her parents during her stay in New York in the mid 1930s.
Other correspondence consists of the one with friends and acquaintances.
Most of the writings in the collection come from the pen of Wladimir Eliasberg and consist of unpublished manuscripts covering such topics as propaganda, the Jewish question, and anti-Semitism.
Other writings include a collection of unpublished poetry by Rose Eliasberg.
Other materials in the collection include birth certificates, recipe collection of Ida Wolf, medical license of Helene Eliasberg, and printed materials.
- Rosenzweig, Miriam (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in German and English with some Russian, Yiddish and French.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
Collection is microfilmed (MF 955).
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.
Open to researchers.
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
Wladimir G. Eliasberg, a psychotherapist, was born on December 10th, 1887 in Wiesbaden, Germany in the family of a chemist, Samuel Eliasberg. In 1896 his family moved to Berlin, where he studied medicine, mathematics, and philosophy. He continued his studies in Heidelberg, where he became interested in psychotherapy.
In 1914 he volunteered for the military service. After the war he continued his work in psychotherapy and became a very prominent figure in the filed.
In 1938 he, along with his wife Elisabeth and their four daughters emigrated from Germany to the United States, where he had his own practice. In addition to his own practice, he worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital at the Psychiatry department.
He died in New York on February 26, 1969.
2.5 Linear Feet
The Wladimir G. Eliasberg Collection documents the lives of the members of the Eliasberg family and to a lesser extent professional activities of Wladimir Eliasberg. The collection consists of personal correspondence, writings, vital and professional documents, and printed materials.
The collection is on nine reels of microfilm (MF 955):
- Reel 1: 1/1 - 1/12
- Reel 2: 1/13 - 1/22
- Reel 3: 1/23 - 1/26
- Reel 4: 1/27 - 2/4
- Reel 5: 2/5 - 2/10
- Reel 6: 2/11 - 2/24
- Reel 7: 2/25 - 2/30
- Reel 8: 2/31 - 3/1
- Reel 9: 3/2 - 3/15
Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photo Collection. Books have been removed to the LBI Library
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Eliasberg family
- Eliasberg, Helene
- Eliasberg, Samuel
- Eliasberg, Wladimir, 1887-1969
- Families -- History
- Jews -- Germany
- Manuscripts (documents)
- New York (N.Y.)
- Official documents
- Printed materials
- Rīga (Latvia)
- Saint Petersburg (Russia)
- Guide to the Papers of Wladimir Eliasberg (1896-1969) 1875-2003 AR 3267 / MF 955
- Processed by Yakov Sklar
- © 2008
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- Edition statement
- This version was derived from WladimirEliasberg.xml
- February 2009.: Microfilm inventory added.
- March 2011: Links to digital objects added in Container List.