Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk - Garfield, Herbert S.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/19
  • Dates of Creation
      29/09/1960 - 07/10/1961
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      17 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding legal advice on internal discrepancies between the Wiener Library and its Dokumentenwerk project researcher Francis Ludwig Carsten.

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.

Herbert S. Garfield was a solicitor at Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk.

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Related Material

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