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Ed Arno Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10874 / MF 643

Scope and Content Note

Folder 1 contains the Questionnaire of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute and additional biographical documents. Vital documents include birth certificates, residency permits, military documents, and other related documents stemming from the war years in Cernauti / Czernowitz. There are also documents relating to his attempts to emigrate from Romania, an honorary diploma, correspondence relating to emigration and exhibitions, his parents' death certificates and other post-World War II Romanian and American identification documents.

Folder 2 contains a number of high quality color xeroxes of family members and friends from before World War II and during World War II. A description of the individuals in the photos can be found in the inventory in folder 1. Of interest is one of Arno in Czernowitz wearing the Jewish star half-concealed (1941). Xeroxes of many anti-fascist illustrations he made during the 1940s are also included (in Romanian) as well as some color photos of other artwork completed after emigrating to the United States and Christmas/Hannukah cards which he illustrated.

Folders 3 and 4 contain clippings of articles by or about Arno, as well as 3 friends of his, Alfred Gong, Norbert Gingold, and Viktor Boiko. Of interest is the original photograph, "Die alten Juden", donated by Boiko and Arno depicting a bench of Jewish men sitting on the Weinberg overlooking the city of Czernowitz (1933).

Dates

  • 1900-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in German, English, Russian, Romanian.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

This material has been digitized to expand access while protecting the materials from degradation through physical handling. Access to the original materials in the reading room of the Center for Jewish History in New York City will only be granted to users who can demonstrate a legitimate research need to do so. Please submit requests to view original materials via email to lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org and include a description of your research project and an explanation of why access to the physical materials is necessary.

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

Ed Arno was born in Innsbruck in 1916 as Arnold Edelstein. His family returned to Czernowitz, the birthplace of both his parents, shortly after his birth. He grew up in Cernauti / Czernowitz (under Romanian rule after 1918), moving to Paris to study art from 1936-1939. He returned to Czernowitz shortly before the Soviets invaded and occupied the city from 1940-1941. After the return of the Romanians he was initially issued an exemption from deportation by the mayor Popovici (his stamp is on one document in collection), but eventually was deported with his parents to the Mogilev concentration camp in Transnistria. They survived and upon returning made their way to Bucharest. There he married Rita and worked as a caricaturist, political cartoonist, and illustrator of childrens' books until his emigration in 1964 to Rome and then the United States in 1965. Since 1969, he worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker as well as numerous other publications. He died in 2008.

Extent

4 Folders

Abstract

Folder 1 contains the Questionnaire of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute and additional biographical documents. Vital documents include birth certificates, residency permits, military documents, and other related documents stemming from the war years in Cernauti / Czernowitz. There are also documents relating to his attempts to emigrate from Romania, an honorary diploma, correspondence relating to emigration and exhibitions, his parents' death certificates and other post-World War II Romanian and American identification documents.

Related Material

One original cartoon by Ed Arno published in "The New Yorker" (April 18, 1977) has been removed to Art Collection.

See also Ed Arno's book in the LBI library "Most Wanted".

See also interview with Ed Arno (AHC 677)

Bibliography

Austrian Heritage Collection
Viktor Boiko holds the copyright to his photo from 1933 "Die alten Juden" (folder 4).

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ed Arno Collection, 1900-2000  AR 10874 / MF 643
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2014
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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