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Eric Bergtraun papers

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    The Eric Bergtraun papers consist of biographical materials, photographic materials, log books, and scrapbooks documenting Bergtraun’s participation in Boy Scout activities as a Jewish refugee in Shanghai during and after World War II.
    inclusive:  circa 1925-1953
    bulk:  1944-1948
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Bergtraun
    Collection Creator
    Eric Bergtraun
    Eric Bergtraun (1925-2008) was born Erich Maximilian Bergtraun in Vienna to Edmund Leon Bergtraun and Lilly Wagner Bergtraun. His family left Austria for Shanghai shortly after Kristallnacht in 1938 and was forced to live in the Hongkew Ghetto for three years as the war intensified. Eric was active in the underground British Boy Scouts and became Scout Master after the war. He immigrated to the United States in 1948, settled in San Francisco, and married Polly Bergtraun (nee Hertz).

    Physical Details

    English German
    10 boxes
    2 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Eric Bergtraun papers are arranged as four series: I. Biographical materials, 1944-1953, II. Photographic materials, approximately 1925-1948, III. Log Books, 1946-1948, IV. Scrapbooks, 1945-1948

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

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    Administrative Notes

    Eric Bergtraun donated the Eric Bergtraun papers to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 and 2001. The accession previously cataloged as 2001.350.1 has been incorporated into this collection.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-04-11 09:57:56
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