Eduard Elias – Letters

Eduard Elias, born in Vienna, Austria, on 2 June 1905

Profession in country of origin: wholesale business supplying motor car parts

Arrived in Britain as a refugee from Austria on 24 July 1939


Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 18 November 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 18 November 1938
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 18 November 1938, translation
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 18 November 1938, translation
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 22 November 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 22 November 1938
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 6 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 6 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 6 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 6 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 6 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 6 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 6 December 1938, translation
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 6 December 1938, translation
Submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 19 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 19 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 19 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 19 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 19 December 1938, translation,
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 19 December 1938, translation
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 31 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 31 December 1938
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 31 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 31 December 1938_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 30 December 1938, translation
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 30 December 1938, translation
Richborough transit camp, Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 5 January 1939
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 5 January 1939
Dachau Concentration Camp Headquarters                  

 Dachau 3 K 

5 January 1939

Mrs Bertha Elias

                                                                                    Vienna

                                                                                    11 Konigsegg Lane

The two powers of attorney and five passport pictures will be handed back after completion of the signature by Eduard Elias. At the same time the Reichspass No. 644533.1 and five interest coupons will be transmitted. In addition, a forwarding authority and five passport pictures will be returned after completion of the signature by Hans Friedrich Elias. An enclosed envelope will be sent. You should accompany this with a cover letter to the authorities in question.

                                                                                   Camp Commandant

Translated by a Kitchener descendant
Richborough camp, Eduard Elias, Reference letter, 14 January 1939
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Reference letter, 14 January 1939

English Translation

Engineer Otto Altmann

Auto-material                          

Telephone number U-13-207                                                                

Vienna

                                                                     14  January 1939

                                                                        Reisner Street 16

Memo:

Subject:

I hereby confirm that  Mr Eduard Elias was born in Vienna on June 2, 1905, that he has lived in Vienna  and I have known him since his earliest youth. He is the son of the respected merchant, Max Elias, who died five years ago.  After graduating from the Commercial Academy he worked for Alpine Machinery A.G. in Augsburg and then worked with much success in his father’s business.  Mr. Eduard Elias enjoys the best reputation and one can have full confidence in him.

 Engineer Otto Altmann

Translated by a Kitchener descendant
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 15 January 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 15 January 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 15 January 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 15 January 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 15 January 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 15 January 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 15 February 1939, translation
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 15 February 1939, translation
Richborough camp, Eduard Elias, letter, 5 February 1939, Vienna Makkabi
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, letter, 5 February 1939, Vienna Makkabi

Vienna Makkabi

Jewish Gymnastic and Sport Club

February 5, 1939

We confirm that Eduard Elias, born June 2, 1905, a member of our organization, is currently in protective custody.  For that reason  we strongly urge that he leave for a foreign country with haste.

With greetings of Zion

Makkabi Gymnastic and Sport Club

Translation to English by a Kitchener descendant

Richborough camp, Eduard Elias, letter to Dachau, 7 February 1939
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Letter to Dachau, 7 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 13 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 13 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 13 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 13 February 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 13 February 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 13 February 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 13 February 1939_003
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 13 February 1939_003
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 27 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 27 February 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 27 February 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 27 February 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 27 February 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 27 February 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 12 March 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau cover, Letter, 12 March 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau, Letter, 12 March 1939
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 12 March 1939_001
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 12 March 1939_002
Eduard Elias, Dachau letter, 12 March 1939_002
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from Budapest
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from Budapest
Richborough transit camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from Cyprus
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from Cyprus, 23 November 1939
"The envelope above was sent from a cousin, Alfred Luftschitz, PO Box 61 Nicosia Cyprus, which was another transit camp for those who were part of the Palestine story" 

Editor's note: From Wikipedia - "During World War II and the Holocaust, Cyprus played a major role for the Jewish communities of Europe. After the rise of Nazism in 1933, hundreds of Jews escaped to Cyprus. Following the liquidation of the concentration camps of Europe, the British set up a detention camp in Cyprus for Holocaust survivors illegally trying to enter Palestine. From 1946 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the British confined 50,000 Jewish refugees on the island. Once the State of Israel was created, most of the refugees moved to Israel. About 2,000 babies were born on the island as they waited to enter Israel."
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 8/II
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 8/II
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from USA, 13 January 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from USA, 13 January 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from USA, 6 February 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hut 36/I, Envelope from USA, 6 February 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Envelope from Budapest to Richborough camp
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Envelope from Budapest to Richborough camp
Richborough camp, Eduard Elias, Letter from Budapest to Richborough camp
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Letter from Budapest to Richborough camp
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Bloomsbury House, Luggage, 23 April 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Bloomsbury House, Postcard, Luggage, 23 April 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Postcard, address, 23 May 1940
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Postcard, Hut 8/II, 23 May 1940
Eduard Elias, Mooragh Detention camp, Isle of Man, Envelope, 20 July 1940
Eduard Elias, Mooragh Detention camp, Isle of Man, Envelope, 20 July 1940
Eduard Elias, Envelope, Switzerland to Canada 1940
Eduard Elias, Envelope, Censor, Switzerland to Canada 1940, 20 July 1940, reverse
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Envelope, 21 November 1940, Mooragh, Isle of Man, Canada, Censor
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Envelope, 21 November 1940, Mooragh, Isle of Man, Canada, Censor
Eduard Elias, Envelope, 20 March 1941, Budapest, Canada
Eduard Elias, Envelope, 20 March 1941, Budapest, Canada
Eduard Elias, Hans Elias, Jewish Refugees Committee, Letter, 9 April 1941, bicycles, compensation
Kitchener camp, Eduard Elias, Hans Elias, Jewish Refugees Committee, Letter, 9 April 1941, bicycles, compensation
Eduard Elias, number 136, Internment camp 1, Canada, Postcard, 18 May 1941, Address
Eduard Elias, number 136, Internment camp 1, Canada, Postcard, 18 May 1941, Address
Eduard Elias, number 136, Internment camp 1, Canada, Postcard, 18 May 1941, American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee, Portuguese visa
Eduard Elias, number 136, Internment camp 1, Canada, Postcard, 18 May 1941, American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee, Portuguese visa
Eduard Elias, Letter, 17 September 1941
Eduard Elias, Letter, 17 September 1941
Canada camp, Eduard Elias, Letter 14 March 1942, ORT, Bloomsbury House
Canada camp, Eduard Elias, Letter 14 March 1942, ORT, Bloomsbury House
Eduard Elias, Letter, 28 March 1942, Ill aux Noix, Canada, Richborough, page 1
Eduard Elias, Letter, 28 March 1942, Ill aux Noix, Canada, Richborough, page 1
Eduard Elias, Letter, 28 March 1942, Ill aux Noix, Canada, Richborough, page 2
Eduard Elias, Letter, 28 March 1942, Ill aux Noix, Canada, Richborough, page 2
Canada, Eduard Elias, Letter 20 April 1942, ORT, Bloomsbury House, Camp 41 Ile aux Noix
Eduard Elias, Letter 20 April 1942, ORT, Bloomsbury House, Camp 41, Ile aux Noix, Canada

On this page: all items and translations submitted by Eric Elias for his father Eduard Elias