Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - Miscellaneous

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/4
  • Dates of Creation
      06/03/1954 - 31/05/1961
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      13 items

Scope and Content

The folder contains mainly copies of various administrative materials related with the Dokumentenwerk. This includes among others an expose by Alfred Wiener on the planned edition (1954); minutes of work meetings related to the project (1955); a contract between BHD, The Wiener Library and the IfZ (1955); status reports and accounts of charges by Alfred Wiener and IfZ historian Helmuth Krausnick regarding different parts of the work (1958).

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.

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Related Material

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