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Alfred Büchler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4817

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a number of Alfred Büchler's school papers from educational institutions in Vienna and Shanghai, as well as his German passport and a travel calendar from his emigration out of Austria.

The bulk of the school papers comprise report cards, first from secular and Jewish religious schools in Vienna. After 1938 Büchler attended a Jewish secondary school in Vienna and preparatory courses for emigration through the Jewish community administration (Kultusgemeinde). The remaining school papers date to his life in Shanghai and include report cards both for secondary school and university. Additional materials added at a later time include photocopies of official Austrian documents prepared upon his emigration in 1940-1941, as well as a call for membership in an Austrian-Jewish synagogue in New York City (1940).

Addenda: Inventory of the Alfred Buechler Collection at the Graduate Theological Union's Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. Transcript of oral history, interview with Alfred Buechler about his experiences in Vienna and his emigration to Shanghai.

Dates

  • 1934-1947, 1985, 1995-1996

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English and Mandarin.

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

email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

Biographical Note

Born 1927, Vienna, emigration to Shanghai 1941, then to the United States.

Extent

2 Folders

Abstract

This collection contains a number of Alfred Büchler's school papers from educational institutions in Vienna and Shanghai, as well as his German passport and a travel calendar from his emigration out of Austria.

Other Finding Aid

The original German-language inventory is available in the folder.

Separated Material

A short memoir of Büchler's emigration from Vienna, How we got out, and why, perhaps, some others didn't has been removed to the LBI Memoir Collection as ME 755, and is also available online by clicking here

Note

The travel calendar appears to have suffered water damage, so many of the entries are blurry and illegible.
Title
Guide to the Alfred Büchler Collection, 1934-1947, 1985, 1995-1996  AR 4817
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall, Michael O'Connor
Date
© 2013
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States