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Berta Freud Collection

Identifier: AR 11033


The collection contains Questionnaire I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute. Also included are various photocopied and original documents pertaining to Berta Scheiner’s experiences in Vienna, Austria and in wartime England.


  • 1913-1999


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Folder 1 is microfilmed, use MF 708

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

Bertha Freud was born 1913 as Berta Scheiner in Rohatyn, Galicia, but grew up in Vienna’s 20th District, Austria, where she studied at Handelsschule fuer Beamtentoechter, a trade school for the daughters of Austrian civil servants. She left Austria in September 1938 for England, where she stayed as a domestic servant until 1947, when she immigrated to the US.

Esther Scheiner, née Knopf (Berta Freud’s sister-in-law) was the last Jewish student at the Dental Department at the University in Frankfurt/M. in 1937. She escaped to London, England, in 1939, where she worked in Community Dental Service.


2 Folders

Other Finding Aid

Inventory in file


Austrian Heritage Collection, AHC 1164.
The book "Fahneneid" by Karol Schaerding has been removed to the LBI Library.
Additional materials about Berta Freud are available at the United Holocaust Memorial Museum (Acc. 1997.A.0266)


Other identifiers include: MF 708.

Guide to the Berta Freud Collection, 1913-1999 AR 11033
© 2009
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English.

Revision Statements

  • April 2015:: 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