Engel, Herbert: Copy personal papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Herbert Engel, 1941-1949 comprise copy correspondence from an NSDAP district leader, in Gau Moselland, to a local court official, concerning Engel's wife's refusal to use the Heil Hitler greeting, 1941; copy personal account entitled Der Zusammenbruch und seine Folgen in persönlicher Hinsicht , a detailed report of a German farmer near Koblenz, who describes how the livelihoods of German farmers are threatened by bands of Poles, formerly 'foreign guest workers', 1949.

Administrative / Biographical History

The subject of the two letters at 13/18/1-2 was the paternal aunt of Herbert Engel's wife. The author of the account at 13/18/3 was Herbert Engel's great uncle. During the period of the latter (April 1945) Engel, then 6, was staying with his mother and 2 year old sister with relatives in the Harz mountains, having been evacuated from their home in Köln.



Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Herbert Engel.

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.

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 papers were deposited by a one-time visitor to the Wiener Library, Herbert Engel, a member of a group of teachers, who promised that he would send some copies from his own personal archive.