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Ilse Eden Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25399

Scope and Content Note

The Ilse Eden Family Collection (1939-1992) is arranged in two series and includes original correspondence, photocopies of correspondence, a summary listing and transcripts of correspondence, various documents, clippings, postcard fragments, a copy of the last will and testament of Alice Salomon, and reprints of articles. Many of the letters are concerned with the publication of Alice Salomon's autobiography and with her estate. Materials contain correspondence on Edith’s and Ilse's relocation to London and the United States, including an affidavit of support. Quite a few documents and letters pertain to the restitution claims of Edith, Ilse and their relatives.


  • Creation: 1939-1992


Language of Materials

The collection is in German and English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

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

Ilse Marion Eden, née Salomon, was born on May 3, 1928, in Berlin, Germany. Ilse's mother, Edith Salomon, née Muellerheim, was born on March 7, 1898 in Schwedt an der Oder, Germany. In the 1930s Edith and Ilse emigrated to Great Britain, and then in 1947 they moved to the United States. Ilse's father, Richard Salomon, was deported to Riga, Latvia in 1942 and later died in Auschwitz. Richard Salomon's aunt was the social worker, educator, and feminist Alice Salomon, who was born on April 19, 1872 in Berlin, Germany. Alice died in New York City on August 30, 1948.


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This collection contains correspondence and various documents pertaining to Ilse M. Eden, her mother Edith Salomon née Muellerheim, and Ilse's great-aunt Alice Salomon.


The collection is arranged in two series:

Related Material

See also the Alice Salomon Collection (AR 3875) and the Albert Salomon Family Collection (AR 25522). The original letters from Alice Salomon to Edith Salomon and Ilse Eden are on permanent loan at the Alice-Salomon-Archiv (Alice Salomon Fachhochschule, Berlin). The Leo Baeck Institute Library owns Alice Salomon's autobiography Character Is Destiny, as well as many books about her.

Processing Information

The files were arranged into two series. One folder with Ilse Eden's and her mother Edith Salomon's materials were separated from Alice Salomon's papers.

Guide to the Papers of the Ilse Eden Family 1939-1992 AR 25399
Processed by Robert Paustian
© 2013
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Language of description note
Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from IlseEdenFamily.xml

Revision Statements

  • October 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