Berta Freud Collection
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.
- Freud, Berta, 1913- (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and English.
Folder 1 is microfilmed, use MF 708
Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.
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
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.
Other Finding Aid
Inventory in file
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.
- April 2015:: dao links added by Emily Andresini.