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  • Title: Edward L. Schreiber papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1054
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Physical Description: 2.0 Folder(s) comprising three documents, articles and stories written by Edward L. Schreiber
    Date: 1944 February 16, undated
    Language of Materials note: One item in the collection - the typescript article by Edward L. Schreiber - is in English. The story entitled "The Story of Fred Mac Mount Green alias Fritz Gruenberg" and "In Hitlers Fefaengnis" are in German. English language translations are available.
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of a typescript of an undated article written by Edward L. Schreiber recounting his experiences in the United States as an emigre from Nazi Germany, a typewritten account in German with an English title "The Story of Fred Mac Mount Green alias Fritz Gruenberg" dated February 16, 1944; and an undated account of Mr. Schreiber's imprisonment in Nazi Germany, entitled "In Hitlers Gefaengnis."
    Creator: Schreiber, Edward L.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Edward L. Schreiber was an emigrant from Nazi Germany. He arrived in the United States in 1938. While in Germany he was a municipal judge. He had been arrested in 1938 and imprisoned for four months for the breaking the for breaking the Law Against Malicious Gossip (Heimtueckegesetz: a Nazi law restricting free speech.) He was arrested under this law for spitting on an article in an issue of "Das Schwarze Korps", an official publication of the SS, which defamed Jewish World War I veterans, claiming they had not served in the trenches. Mr. Schreiber was a veteran of World War I.
    Upon his arrival in the United States, and unable to pursue the occupation for which he had been trained, Mr. Schreiber accepted work where he could find it. While living in San Francisco, he worked at a variety of jobs and his wife Liesl, who had been an artist in Germany, worked as a waitress. As the years passed, Mr. Schreiber became a member of the Warehouse Mens Union and worked at the Gallenkamp Shoe Store Company. Mr. Schreiber became a citizen of the United States in 1944, and after passing a civil service exam, because a public servant. He worked as a Junior Clerk with the State Industrial Accident Commission and later became a Research Technician with the Highway Division in Sacramento, California.
    Please note: Biographical material is drawn from contents of the collection.

    Preferred Citation note

    Edward L. Schreiber papers - 1988.1054, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access to this collection.

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection is comprised of three items. One is a typescript of an undated article written by Edward L. Schreiber, an emigrant from Nazi Germany who arrived in the United States in April 1938. In the article Mr. Schreiber describes his experiences of emigrating to the United States and finding work, his accomplishments in the U.S., and his gratitude and affection for the country where he was able to live freely.
    The second item is a story, written in German and dated February 16, 1944, with no author indicated. It is entitled "The Story of Fred Mac Mount Green alias Fritz Gruenberg."
    The third items is written in German and is an account of Mr. Schreiber's experience of imprisonment by the Nazis in 1937. Mr. Schreiber, a former judge, was imprisoned for spitting on an article in the newspaper Schwarzen Korps (The Black Corps) that defamed Jewish war veterans. Mr. Schreiber describes his arrest, imprisonment, trial, sentence and release after four months, and ends with an account of his and his wife's eventual emigration to the UNited States on April 30, 1938.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany
    Short stories
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Personal narratives