Erich Ahrens Collection
Scope and Content Note
The documents in folder 1 relate to Ahrens' career, his and his wife's emigration to the United States, and their vain efforts to bring her parents to the USA.
The manuscripts in folder 2 include translations by Ahrens of material regarding the Halberstadt Jewish community and rabbis N.A. Nobel and his father Josef Nobel. A poem by N.A. Nobel is also included (undated) and a letter to Rabbi David Seligson from Ahrens regarding the Nobels.
- Ahrens, Erich, 1905-1977 (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German, French 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
Born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) on May 6, 1905, Ahrens grew up in Frankfurt am Main, where he worked as a shoe wholesaler and attended courses at the Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus, Frankfurt. He emigrated to the United States in 1937 and died in New York City in 1977.
0.25 Linear Feet
The collection is composed of personal documents of Erich Ahrens and various manuscripts and translations.
Other Finding Aid
The original inventory is available in folder 1.
- Archival materials
- Economic conditions
- Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- Hannover (Germany)
- Jewish religious education
- Jews -- Germany -- Halberstadt -- Customs and practices
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany
- Leather industry and trade
- Legal instruments
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Nobel, Josef
- Nobel, Nehemias Anton, 1871-1922
- Rabbis -- Germany -- Biography
- Sales personnel
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Wrocław (Poland)
- Guide to the Erich Ahrens Collection, 1911-1972 AR 4384
- Processed by Julie Dawson
- © 2011
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- March 20, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.