Alfred H. Elbau papers

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1991.A.0084
  • RG-10.041
Level of Description
  • English
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium




4 microfiche,


Biographical History

Alfred Elbau was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1911. He lived in Berlin, Germany, and in Italy at different times in his youth. His family immigrated to the United States in 1940.

Archival History

Alfred H. Elbau


Alfred Elbau completed the diary and autobiography translation in 1988. From internal evidence, the speech was written ca. 1988 or after. The materials were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collections Division along with artifacts. The Collections Department transferred the manuscript portion to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives on Apr. 9, 1990.

Scope and Content

Includes originals and copies of Holocaust-related pieces written by Alfred Elbau. Among them are a speech transcript titled "Berlin's Jews - past and present," an autobiography by Elbau describing his life in Berlin, Germany, before the Holocaust and his family's emigration to the United States, and a translation of the diary of Erich Frey. The Frey diary describes the life of a Jewish family in Berlin at the beginning of the Holocaust and their experiences of persecution. The bulk dates of the diary are 1939-1942.

System of Arrangement

Arrangement is thematic



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