Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Schweitzer, Carl Christoph

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/13
  • Dates of Creation
      30/07/1954 - 30/12/1954
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      6 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding the scheduling of a meeting of board members and editors of the project. One letter contains a brief statement of Alfred Wiener on the disappearance of Otto John, head of West Germany’s domestic intelligence service, and his reappearance in East Germany.

Administrative / Biographical History

Beginning in 1954 The Wiener Library and the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich worked jointly on an edition of documents (Dokumentenwerk) regarding the persecution of Jews in the Nazi era. Initiated by the Ministry of Interior (BMI) and funded by the Federal Agency for Homeland Service (BHD) this project was part of larger journalistic endeavors by these two authorities to fight and prevent Antisemitism in West Germany. Due to ongoing problems the Dokumentenwerk was cancelled eventually in May 1963.

Dr. Carl Christoph Schweitzer was a German political scientist who held a leading position in the BHD since 1952.

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Related Material

See the numerous correspondences on the Dokumentenwerk project within the Pre-1963 Correspondence series.