Hugo Steinhardt Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Printed material relating to The Cedar Boys (N.d); Printed material relating to Hugo Steinhardt (1998); 1 photograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

Hugo Steinhardt (born 1887) and his wife Lilli ran a hostel in Frankfurt that had originally been set up as a Jewish ophanage. At the lead up to the war however, it became home to Jewish boys from the provinces whose parents could afford to send them to the Jewish school Philanthropin in Frankfurt. During the "Kristallnacht" in September 1938 the hostel was attacked and the Steinhardt's immediately started contacting wealthy Jews abroad for support.

Lord and Lady de Rothschild responded by arranging for the 31 boys at the hostel and Mr and Mrs Steinhardt and their two daughters Helga and Lore, to come and live at their estate Waddesdon in Britain. The 30 boys, as well as other evacuee children from London, lived at Waddesdon during the whole war, under the nickname "the Cedar Boys".

Conditions Governing Access

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Archivist's Note

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website .

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

Donated to the University of Sussex by Helga Brown.