Correspondence with Breslauer, Walter

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/201
  • Dates of Creation
      05/01/1948 - 14/01/1963
  • Language of Material
      German English Dutch
  • Physical Description
      52 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence concerns various administrative, financial, and mostly historical aspects, i.e. those related to the Nazi persecution of the Jews. Particular reference deserves the discussion of a draft of a new constitution for The Wiener Library (1948-49). Beside several handwritten letters by Breslauer the correspondence contains on letter in Dutch language.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. Walter Breslauer (1890-1981) was British lawyer of Jewish-German origin. Among others he was head of administration of the Jewish community of his hometown Berlin since the early 1930s. In 1936 he emigrated to England where he was later appointed vice president of the Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany. See Walk, J.,, Munich et. al., K. G. Saur, 1988, p. 46.

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