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Alfred Neumann Collection

Identifier: AR 4983

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains several short prose manuscripts and over 100 poems, some of them handwritten or with handwritten corrections. In some cases the short prose manuscripts indicate that they were used as the basis for potential film projects. The largest other group of material is correspondence, particularly with the writer Alexander Frey. In folder 1/1, however, are only letters from Neumann's wife Kitty; correspondence from Neumann himself can be found in the Autographs folders. There are also several photographs, a bibliography of Neumann's print and cinematic works, some publicity materials, and a couple of clippings.


  • 1927-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1927-1962


Language of Materials

This collection is in German 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

Neumann was born in Lautenburg, West Prussia (today Lidzbark, Poland) in 1895. He attained renown as a writer and novelist in Germany, and won the Kleist Prize (Kleist-Preis) in 1926. He left Germany for Italy in 1933, and eventually settled in Los Angeles in 1941, where he worked as a screenwriter in the film industry. A couple of his novels and screenplays were adapted into films. In 1949 he and his wife returned to Europe. Neumann died in Lugano, Switzerland in 1952.


4 Folders


This collection contains several of Alfred Neumann's short prose manuscripts and over 100 poems, as well a considerable amount of correspondence.

Other Finding Aid

Details inventories are available in each folder.

Separated Material

Some photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection

Guide to the Alfred Neumann Collection, 1927-1976  AR 4983
Processed by LBI Staff
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 28, 2011 : 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