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Erich Drucker collection

Identifier: ME 728

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.


  • 1918-1980

Language of Materials

This collection is in German.

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

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.


Brief summary in Max Kreutzberger: "Leo Baeck Institute New York, Bibliothek und Archiv; Katalog": C 79
See also the Erich Drucker Collection, AR 3176.
Guide to the diaries, essays, memoirs and poems from the Erich Drucker Collection, 1918-1980  ME 728
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2017
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • March 2017:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States