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Nachlass Erich A. Hausmann

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.286 | RG Number: RG-58.026

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    Contains personal papers of Erich A. Hausmann, the Swiss-Jewish educator and pedagogue. Papers consist of his biographical materials and documentation on helping Jewish refugee children and youth during and after the war. Erich A. Hausmann worked with many organizations as the Schweizer Hilfswerk für Emigrantenkinder (SHEK), Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Fürsorgen (VSJF), Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE), Jüdisches Lehrerseminar Basel, and the Jüdische Schule Zürich (JSZ).
    Alternate Title
    Personal papers of Erich A. Hausmann
    inclusive:  1915-2000
    Collection Creator
    Erich A. Hausmann
    Erich A. Hausmann was a Swiss-Jewish educator and pedagogue, and one of the founders of "Aguda-Sektion Mülhausen" in 1936, a member in several Jewish organizations such as the "Aguda - Gruppe" Basel. In 1938 he became a director of the summer camp in Allschwil for Jewish refugee children from Germany and established an association for Jewish Youth in Basel (Verband der Jüdischen Jugend Basel - VJJB). In November 1938 he lead the transfer from Frankfurt to Switzerland of Jewish children in coordination with the Schweizerisches Hilfswerk für Emigrantenkinder (SHEK). Starting in January 1939 he was responsible for the care and education of 50 Jewish children who were housed first in the home "Aufgent" in Buus bei Rheinfelden and in Langenbruck. Between 1939-1945 he served intermittently in the military while also leading the refugee camp in Langenbruck. After 1945 he refused a teaching position out of religious reasons (the inability of being able to follow strict Sabbath rules). Instead he occupied various positions within the Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (O.S.E.), and a director position of the "Fontenay-aux-Roses" home near Paris (1947 to 1957); a director position of the "Taverny" home (1957 to 1960); and of the Ecole Normale Juive in Paris (1957 to 1960). In 1960 he was appointmented as a director to the Jewish School in Zürich. From 1962 to 1985 Hausmann served as a delegate of the Jewish community Zürich to the Swiss Jewish Alliance (SIG). Between 1973-1992 he was a president of the Association of Jewish Educators and Cantors of Switzerland. Erich A. Hausmann died in Jerusalem, Israel.

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    No publication and copies of the records and finding aids to the 3rd party users without the written permission from the Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ). The Museum may not transfer the materials or duplicate records thereof or any of the finding aids to any third party, except as permitted in the Cooperation Contract, Article II paragraph 5 herein or as otherwise permitted in writing by the AfZ. The Museum may not publish the reproduction material or finding aid on the Internet, World Wide Web, or any publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the AfZ. Contact

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    Corporate Name
    Maccabi World Union

    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Archiv für Zeitgeschichte (AfZ), Switzerland. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s International Archives Project in Oct. 2012.
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