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Anna Erlanger Rotenberg Collection

Identifier: AR 25576

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains material relating to Anna Erlanger Rotenberg, including her German passport of 1939; note cards describing the materials in this collection, likely from an exhibit; a New York State nurse's license; a 1939 listing of property; and a 2006 letter from Allianz Insurance, confirming that a policy for Siegfried Erlanger existed prior to 1945 and had been paid out. It also includes two undated postcards. The writings of Anna Erlanger Rotenberg include manuscript and typescript poems and short biographical essays, as well as clippings and a speech related to the 1993 dedication of a memorial to the Jews of Ichenhausen. Also included in the collection is a cookbook, handwritten in German.

The photographs are both original and later reproductions. The Photographs folder contains about a dozen snapshots and portraits of Anna, her parents, her sister Inge, and friends and family. It also includes about 30 black-and-white photocopies of family photographs. Some of the photos are labeled. The photograph album contains family photographs, many labeled, and also includes reproductions.


  • 1890s-2006


Language of Materials

This collection is in English and German.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers.

Access Information

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

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Anne Lisa (Anneliese) Rotenberg née Erlanger was born July 31, 1925 in Ichenhausen, Germany, daughter of Siegfried Erlanger (1881-1936) and Emma Erlanger née Regensburger (1888-1942). Her father died in 1936 in Ichenhausen; her mother and Anneliese’s younger sister Inge (1928-1942) perished in the Holocaust. Anneliese left Germany with the last Kindertransport on August 24, 1939 for England, where she lived with an uncle. At age 16 she became a student worker at Anna Freud’s residential Hampstead Nursery for children. She immigrated to the United States in 1946 and eventually became a nurse at Sloan-Kettering cancer center in New York.


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This collection contains documents, photographs, and manuscripts by and about Anne Lisa (Anneliese) Rotenberg née Erlanger (1925, Ichenhausen, Germany - 2013, New York) and her family.


This collection was a transfer from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, which still holds some photographs and photocopies.

Digitization Note

The collection was digitized and made accessible in its entirety.

Processing Information

Materials were foldered. Photographs were housed in envelopes. Loose photos found in the album were placed in envelopes and left where they were found.

Anna Erlanger Rotenberg (1925-2013) Collection undated, 1890s-2006 AR 25576
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2014
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Description is in English.
Processing made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. Digitization made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

Revision Statements

  • July 2015: dao links and digitization information added by Leanora Lange.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States