Erich Drucker collection
Scope and Content Note
Erich Drucker was a prolific writer throughout his career as a businessman in Berlin, Germany, and then in the United States. In the 1970s he transcribed many of his writings and donated them to the Archives of the Leo Baeck Institute in New York.
Language of Materials
This collection is in German.
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
Erich Drucker was born in 1905, the son of a clothing manufacturer in Berlin, whose business he ran from 1927 until 1933/34. Drucker was imprisoned in Nazi Germany for two and a half years, then emigrated to France and finally settled in New York as a book dealer. Throughout his life he was interested in philosophy and literature, and during his later years, both in New York city and in his summer home in Vermont, he wrote extensively about books he read, people he met, his experiences, and much more.
1 Linear Feet
Various manuscripts by Erich Drucker from the Erich Drucker Collection and the LBI Memoirs Collection
All manuscripts are microfilmed and available on MM 18 ; MM 19 ; and MM 20.
See also the Erich Drucker Collection, AR 3176.
- Anti-Nazi movement
- Apartment houses
- Berlin (Germany)
- Biographical sources
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany
- Jewish refugees
- Lisbon (Portugal)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- Mühsam, Erich, 1878-1934
- New York (N.Y.)
- Oranienburg (Concentration camp)
- Paris (France)
- Political persecution -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
- Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
- Youth movements
- Guide to the diaries, essays, memoirs and poems from the Erich Drucker Collection, 1918-1980 ME 728
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2017
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- March 2017:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.