Abraham Esau Papers, 1945-1964
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Brief Description: Collection is made up of his handwritten German translation of C. Henry Smith, which resulted in the book Die Geschichte der Mennoniten Europas (Newton, KS: Faith and Life Press, 1964).
Held at:
Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives
Bethel College-Mennonite Library and Archives
300 East 27th St
North Newton, KS 67117 531
Phone: 316-284-5304
Fax: 316-284-5843
Email: mla [at] bethelks.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MS.190
Created by: Esau, Abraham (1884-1955)
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 09/14/1982.
Arrangement: unprocessed
Biographical Note for Esau, Abraham (1884-1955) :

Born 7 June 1884 in Tiegenhagen, West Prussia. Parents Abraham Esau and Agnes Regier. Corps student. 1908 PhD in physics from University of Berlin. 1912 went to work for Telefunken. Interned during World War 1 in French North Africa. Exchanged in 1917. 1925 became full professor of applied physics at University of Jena. Worked in the areas of shortwave radio, radar, medical applications of radio waves. Joined NSDAP 1933. Rektor of University of Jean during 1930s. 1939 left Jena for the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt in Berlin. Possibly involved in German atomic bomb project.

1945-1948 imprisoned in Netherlands as suspected war criminal. During this time he translated C. Henry Smith's <em>Story of the Mennonites</em> into German. After World War 2, various appointments, many honorary. Died 12 May 1955 in D&uuml;sseldorf, Germany.

Access Restrictions: open for research use
Subject Index
Mennonites - Europe
Mennonites - Germany
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes:   Found in steel drawer in MLA vault.