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.
Engel, Herbert: Copy personal papers
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 1318
- Dates of Creation1941-1949
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description1 file
Scope and Content
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.
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Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn
Conditions Governing Use
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
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.