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Nathan Eidinger Collection

Identifier: AR 7033


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.


  • 1918-1976


Language of Materials

This collection is in German and French.

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

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.


6 Folders

Processing Information

During microfilming and consequent digitization the original order of the collection has been disrupted.

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States