Nabe, Gerda (fl 1935-1936)

Scope and Content

School project by Gerda Nabe on Nazism, 1935-1936. The project begins by reporting the elections in Saarland, when the residents chose to revert back to Germany again and provides a history of the region and its people. It goes on to commemorate the deaths of fallen Nazi 'heroes'. It then marks the date that Hitler became Chancellor, going on to list his 'achievements' to 1935, including withdrawal from the League of Nations, introduction of new army regulations and build up of the airforce. The remaining work is a chronological listing of dates significant to the Nazi calendar, illustrated by descriptions of the most important such as the 'shameful' Treaty of Versailles; the infamous Nuremberg rally and the founding of the Nazi party. Noteworthy is the illustration of the Nuremberg Laws in the form of a family diagram depicting the levels of purity and 'mixedness', for which she received the top mark.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nothing is known about the author. It is assumed that she must have been a pupil at a technical school in Celle, Lower Saxony because the folder in which the project was originally housed is entitled 'Berufschule Celle'. It was created as part of her coursework, as evidenced by the mark 'I/II' awarded by her teacher at the end, and the occasional comments within.



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Acquisition Information

A. Boyles

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Custodial History

The item was discovered by the depositor's father who was stationed in Germany in 1946 with the British Army. He found it amongst a pile of papers in his office (in Celle?) and managed to save it from being burned.

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