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.
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Schweitzer, Carl Christoph
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/13
- Dates of Creation30/07/1954 - 30/12/1954
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description6 letters
Scope and Content
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.