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Greta Bayer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25144

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains documents related to Greta Bayer's father, Friedrich Stux (born 1888), and her stepfather, Wilhelm Freud (1887-1966).

Wilhelm Freud materials include educational certificates, transcripts, vital documents, employment documents, drivers licenses, passports, military documents, and a printed lyric sheet for the prayer "Lied bei dem Seelengedächtnis." His emigration documents include passports, letters, an affidavit of support, and a fake baptismal certificate showing a Catholic heritage. The materials also include a photo album of Freud's Austrian military service, either before or during World War One. The album contains about two dozen small snapshots of soldiers and landscapes, in a mountainous wine-growing region.

Documents relating to Friedrich Stux include certificates, emigration documents, and a 1940 letter from his brother Julius in Amsterdam.


  • 1888-1961


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and English, with a small amount of Czech.

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.

Biographical Note

Greta Bayer's stepfather, Wilhelm Freud was born 1887 in Vienna, Austria, the son of Carl Freud and Fanny née Kohn. He was a lieutenant in the Imperial Austrian army, and later the director of sales for the Berlin oil company "Olex" (Deutsche Benzin und Petroleum GmbH). He immigrated to the US in 1940 via Belgium and Great Britain and died 1966 in Florida.

Friedrich Stux was an attorney in Czechoslovakia, born in Vienna in 1888 to Leopold Stux and Theresia (Rösi) née Löb. In 1939, he emigrated to Great Britain, where he died. He was married to Anna née Tobias (1892, Vienna - 1968, California), and their daughter was Greta Bayer.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection contains certificates, vital documents, letters of recommendation, military documents, emigration documents, and photographs related to Greta Bayer's father, Friedrich Stux (born 1888), and her stepfather, Wilhelm Freud (1887-1966).

Digitization Note

This collection was digitized in its entirety.

Separated Material

A German-language Jewish prayer book was previously removed to the LBI Library. It is dedicated by its anonymous female author and the book’s publisher to Louise von Rothschild, wife of Mr. A. Carl von Rothschild in Frankfurt am Main.

A tablecloth, apparently woven in honor of Francis' I coronation in 1804, showing faintly the skyline of Vienna with a profile of Francis I, was previously removed to the LBI Art and Objects Collection.

Photographs were previously removed to the LBI Photograph collection.

Processing Information

Materials were refoldered. Materials in the Friedrich Stux folder appear to have gotten wet at some point, but there is no sign of mold.

Guide to the Greta Bayer Family Collection undated, 1888-1961 AR 25144
Processed by Kevin Schlottmann
© 2014
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
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

  • 2014-June-25: T.R. Mendenhall: added links to folder-level digitized manifestations of collection materials.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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New York NY 10011 United States