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Erich Ahrens Collection

Identifier: AR 4384

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.


  • 1911-1972


Language of Materials

This collection is in German, French and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

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

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.

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.

Revision Statements

  • March 20, 2012 : Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States