Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Heilbrunn, Rudolf

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/17
  • Dates of Creation
      19/07/1954 - 22/10/1954
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      8 letters

Scope and Content

Editing a compendium on German Jewry R. Heilbrunn asks Alfred Wiener to submit an article on emigration during the Nazi era, and requests for assistance with the search for other contributors to this book.

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.

The historian and author Dr. Rudolf M. Heilbrunn (1901-1998) was a German Holocaust survivor who worked as an independent scholar. In the early 1950s he was one of the editors of a similar BMI and BHD book project related to the Dokumentenwerk.

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Related Material

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

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