Correspondence with Böll, Heinrich

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/172
  • Dates of Creation
      21/02/1959 - 10/10/1961
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      11 letters

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The correspondence centres primarily on the establishment of the Germania Judaica in Cologne, a special library for the history of German Jews, and the related consignment of books. It contains one handwritten and one typewritten letter by H. Böll, who was personally acquainted with Alfred Wiener after both had met in early 1959.

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Heinrich Theodor Böll (1917-1985) was one of the most outstanding German authors of the post-war era and laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972. In his works the former Nazi opponent dealt with the then recently founded Federal Republic of Germany in a critical way. His works have been translated in more than 30 languages. See Vormewg, H., Der andere Deutsche: Heinrich Böll. Eine Biographie, Cologne, Kiepenheuer&Witsch, 2002.

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