Rabbi Samuel and Ella Freilich papers

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2013.184.1
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 2001
Level of Description
  • English
  • Yiddish
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium



Archival History

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hadassah Lieberman.

Hadassah Lieberman (daughter of Rabbi Samuel and Ella Freilich) donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. An accretion of additional materials was added to the collection in 2016.

Scope and Content

Consists of wartime and post-war photographs, documents, correspondence, and letters relating to Rabbi Samuel Freilich and his wife, Ella (Wieder) Freilich. The photographs depict Rabbi Freilich and his family in Prague and Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia after the war. Included in the documents and correspondence are identity paperwork; paperwork to establish Rabbi Freilich’s professional credentials; a handwritten notebook of testimony related to Holocaust experiences, written in 1945; emigration paperwork; restitution claims; correspondence with attorneys; and medical papers, which assisted in proving the physical and mental pain that Rabbi Freilich experienced during the Holocaust. Also included are memoirs, papers, and letters written in English and Yiddish by Rabbi Freilich.

System of Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series: Series 1: Family documents, 1944-2001; Series 2: Restitution documentation, 1947-1981; Series 3: Memoirs, 1984-1991.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Hadassah Lieberman




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