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Oral history interviews of the Leonard and Edith Ehrlich collection

Collection
Collection Summary
Oral history interviews of the Leonard and Edith Ehrlich collection, created in the late 1970s during the Ehrlichs' research for the book "Choices Under Duress of the Holocaust," about the fate of the Jewish Community of Vienna during the Holocaust era. Contents include interviews related to key figures in the Jewish Community of Vienna during the Nazi era, including Benjamin Murmelstein, rabbi and member of the Jewish Council of Theresienstadt and Josef Löwenherz, leader of the Jewish Community of Vienna under Nazi rule and subsequently the Jewish Council of Theresienstadt. Other interviews include Sofie Löwenherz and Siegmund Levarie, the wife and son of Josef Löwenherz; Willy Stern who worked for Benjamin Murmelstein in Vienna; H.G. Adler, Holocaust survivor and author of "Theresienstadt 1941-1945. Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft;" Rudolf Bunzl, who headed the economic department in Theresienstadt and who was friends with Franz Kafka and his sister; and some still unidentified interviewees. In addition to interviews, the collection includes the lectures given by the Ehrlichs, among them a conference at Yad Vashem in the 1970s on the role of the Council of Elders at which Isaiah Trunk and Raul Hilberg also spoke.
Provenance
Dr. Carl S. Ehrlich donated his parents Leonard and Edith Ehrlich's collection of oral history interviews and research files compiled for their book "Choices Under Duress of the Holocaust" to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 2012.
Date
1974-1979
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Oral history interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein and unidentified interviewees

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.474.15 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0024

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Oral history interview with Margaret Feiler

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.2 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0001

Date
interview:  1974 December 27

Oral history interview with Rudolf Bunzel and his wife

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.3 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0002

Date
interview:  1978 October

Various presenters at a conference

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.4 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0003


Oral history interview with Benjamin Murmelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.5 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0004


Oral history interview with Benjamin Murmelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.6 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0005


Oral history interview with Benjamin Murmelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.7 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0006


Oral history interview with Siegmund Levarie and Sofie Löwenherz

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.8 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0007

Date
interview:  1979 January 24-1979 January 25

Oral history interview with Sofie Löwenherz

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.9 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0008


Excerpts read aloud from the Josef Löwenherz document collection

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.10 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0009


Oral history interview with Benjamin Murmelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.11 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0010


Oral history interview with an unidentified female Holocaust survivor

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.12 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0011


An unidentified individual reads aloud excerpts of historical documents that were transcribed into English

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.13 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0012


Lectures and interview recorded during a Judenrat conference at Yad Vashem

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.14 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0013


Oral history interview with Mr. Shek

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.15 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0014


Oral history interview with Benjamin Murmelstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.16 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0015


Oral history interview with Dr. Wilhelm ("Willy") Stern

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.17 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0016

Geography
creation: Vienna (Austria)
Date
interview:  1977 June 27

Oral history interview with Mr. Kapralik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.18 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0017


Oral history interview with John Renner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.19 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0018


Oral history interview with Gertrude L​öwinger Gleiss Jonas

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.20 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0019

Geography
creation: Vienna (Austria)
Date
interview:  1977 June 23

Mannit W. Groag "What I know about Murmelstein"

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.21 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0020


Oral history interview with Clara Caro

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.22 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0021


Oral history interview with Rabbi Forhand

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.23 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0022


Oral history interview with Hans Günther Adler

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.24 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0023


Oral history interview with Dr. Emil Lehmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.537.25 | RG Number: RG-50.862.0025

Geography
creation: New York (N.Y.)
Date
interview:  approximately 1979
 
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