Schudderkopf, Otto-Ernst (1912-1984): papers relating to the Hielscher group (microfilm)

Scope and Content

Copy affidavits and statements from former members of the Hielscher group of anti-Nazi German historians, regarding the activities of Otto-Ernst Schüddekopf, historian, 1946-1954.

Administrative / Biographical History

Otto Ernst Schüddekopf (1912-1984), historian, gained his doctorate in 1938 and became an English contributor to the Auslandsnachrichtendienst (foreign news service) and member of the Reichssicherheitshauptamtes (Reich security main office) with the rank of SS-Obersturmführer. From 1953 he worked as a history lecturer and co-edited the International Jahrbuch für Geschichts- und Geographieunterricht . In 1973 he was awarded the cultural prize of the federation of tradesunions. He died in 1984.

The 'Hielscher Group' was named after Friedrich Hielscher, an anti-Nazi, who encouraged those sympathetic to his cause to oppose the Nazis from within the party. He was arrested after the 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler.



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Otto-Ernst Schüddekopf

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Separated Material

Collection of peprsonal papers of Otto-Ernst Schüddekopf at Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte, Munich.

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

Location of Originals

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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