- 1807-1997 (Creation)
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Scope and content
Papers of H G Adler, 1807-1997, including:
- Notebooks containing manuscript poems by Adler, 1924, and undated.
- Typescript texts of poems by Adler, 1927-1988.
- File entitled 'Theresienstadt private erinnerungen' containing items relating to Theresienstadt concentration camp, including drafts of poems, sketches, and notes to his first wife.
- Photocopies of Adler's correspondence, 1947-1987, including correspondence with novelists Hermann Broch and Heinrich Böll.
- Corrected original typescript copy of Adler's Theresienstadt , (beleived to be the second or third carbon copy).
- Typescript copies of Adler's Schuldig und Unshuldig, 1954-1967, Die Anseidlung dargestellt als Roman, Die Prüfung and England: Eindrück Eines Ahnungslosen.
- Photograph of Adler in old age.
- Printed photocopies of the statements made in the trial of Adolf Eichmann, bound in 6 volumes, in German, (Israeli Police, 1961), and transcripts for the preliminary investigations for the trial.
- Typescript copies of articles by Adler including 'Gerdenken an Prag', 1981, and 'Die Protokolle der weisen von zion'.
- Photocopies of typescript books and articles by Adler, notably Der Mechanische Materialismus, Raoul Feuerstein and Die Orthodoxie des Herzens.
- Manuscript sheet music by Viktor Ullmann, 'Der Mensch und sein Tag', based on poems by Adler.
- Audio recordings, including an obituary of Adler broadcast on the BBC Czech Service, 1988.
- Offprint articles by Adler and books edited and translated by Adler.
- Catalogue of the literary estate of H G Adler by Jeremy Adler and Franz Hocheneder.
- PhD dissertation by Franz Hocheneder, 'HG Adler: Werk und Nachlass - Eine Bibliographische Studie', 1997.
Name of creator
Born, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1910; studied musicology, literature and philosophy, Charles University, Prague; awarded PhD, 1935; sent to forced labour camp, Bohemia, 1941; deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp, Czechoslovakia, 1941; transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp, Poland, 1944; returned to Prague, 1945; involved in the creation of the Jewish Museum, Prague, 1945-1947; emigrated to London, 1947. Wrote (in German) poetry, novels, plays and essays, notably relating to the history of the Holocaust, also on sociology, religion and philosophy. Published a history of Theresienstadt concentration camp, Theresienstadt, 1941-1945: das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft, 1955; died, 1988.
Placed in the Archives by Prof Jeremy Adler (son), 2003
Conditions governing access
Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.
Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.
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Language and script notes
German, with some Czech and English
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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.