Adler family: papers

Scope and Content

Collection of papers, correspondence and ephemera of the Adler family who emigrated to the UK in 1936. Includes programme and menu for the wedding of Meta Landau and Bruno Adler (23 December 1923) (1660/1), birth certificate of Erich Adler (born 29 September 1924) (1660/2), Ursula Wohl's certificate of naturalisation (certificate of British citizenship, 27 September 1951) (1660/11), and marriage certificate of Erich Adler and Ursula Wohl (15 September 1968) (1660/12).

Administrative / Biographical History

Erich ('Eric') Adler was born in Hamburg on 7 October 1924. He married Ursula ('Ulli') Wohl in 1968. She was born in Bublitz, Germany on 26 November 1925.

Erich's father, Bruno Adler (d 1956), spent the First World War in Manchester. His family came originally from Hungary. Erich's mother, Meta Landau, was born on 1 July 1901 in Hamburg and came from a distinguished family. Her father, Feist Landau (1860-1914), a banker, married Betty Landau (née Durlacher). Meta had a sister Elisabeth Sara Landau who was born on 13 January 1905 in Hamburg. Bruno and Meta got married on 26 December 1923.

Merchant Moritz Israel Mecklenburg, born on 17 September 1880 in L?beck, married Elise Adler (1881-1959), sister of Bruno Adler in 1908. He became a partner in Adler's metal works factory and led the newly founded S?chsische Metallhandelsgesellschaft m.b.H. He was also a board member of the Israelitische Religionsgemeinschaft zu Chemnitz. Moritz and Elise emigrated to Shanghai in 1940 where he was actively involved with the Communal Association of Central European Jews, Shanghai. After Moritz's death in 1945, Elise moved to London to stay with her brother Bruno Adler in 1947.



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Acquisition Information

Donated by Peter Urbach, nephew of Ursula Adler, on behalf of her.



Custodial History

Adler family

Related Material

See also WL1664 Adler family: official personal documents

Family Names