Nathan Eidinger Collection
The bulk of the collection holds manuscripts, correspondence and clippings pertaining to the work of the industrialist Nathan Eidinger in achieving emancipation for Romanian Jews after World War One. Also included are documents related to his and his family’s plight in Switzerland and France during World War Two.
- Eidinger, Dory (Person)
Language of Materials
This collection is in German and French.
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
The industrialist and grain merchant Nathan Eidinger (1879-1945) from the Bukovina was instrumental in organizing supplies for the Austrian-Hungarian Army during World War One. After the war he used his friendship to high-ranking Austrian officials, particularly to Imperial Austria’s foreign minister Ottokar Czenin (1872–1932), who expressed his friendship and esteem for Eidinger in letters to him and to the Austrian press, supporting autonomy for Jews in Palestine.
Nathan Eidinger, his wife Bertha née Fischler, their daughters Dora and Sabine, and their son, the physician Alfred Eidinger spent the years during World War Two in Switzerland and in France, where they were interned in Camp Drancy. Dr. Alfred Eidinger was executed by French officials in 1943.
During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.
- Archival materials
- Bukovina (Romania and Ukraine)
- Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria, Graf, 1872-1932
- Drancy (Concentration camp)
- Eidinger, Albert, 1909-1943
- Eidinger, Nathan, 1879-1945
- Grain trade
- Jews -- Palestine
- Jews -- Persecutions -- France
- Jews -- Romania -- History -- 20th century
- Manuscripts (documents)
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Treaties
- Inventory of the Nathan Eidinger Collection, 1918-1976 AR 7033
- © 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- The inventory is in English.
Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States