Erika Bander Collection
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains original documents of Erika Bander, née Stühler, and her husband, Harry (Heinz) Bander, dating to their time as refugees in Shanghai, China, 1939-1947, as well as some photocopied photographs and a 1-page genealogical manuscript on Erika's family, including information about the Stühler family, the Nussbaum family, and the Conn family.
- 1939-1947, 1997
- Bander, Erika, 1925- (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, Mandarin, and English.
Open to researchers.
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
Erika Bander, née Stühler, was born in 1925 in Hammelburg, Bavaria as the daughther of Arnold and Meta Stühler. She and her mother fled Germany in 1941, reaching Shanghai via the trans-Siberian rail line. Meta Stühler married Oskar Stempel, before emigrating to Palestine in 1947. Erika Stühler married Heinz Eduard Bander in 1946 (?); in 1947 they emigrated to the United States.
Heinz Eduard Bander (later Harry) was born 1923 in Berlin, Germany, the third child of Aaron and Cziwia Bander. He, his sister Betty and their parents emigrated to Shanghai in the 1930s; Heinz worked as a tailor. His sister Regina perished in the Holocaust.
This collection contains original documents of Erika Bander and Harry Bander dating to their time as refugees in Shanghai, China, 1939-1947, as well as some photocopied photographs and a 1-page genealogical manuscript on Erika's family.
- Guide to the Erika Bander Collection, 1939-1947, 1997 AR 10533
- Processed by LBI Staff and Timothy Ryan Mendenhall
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- October 04, 2011 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.