Correspondence with Cahnmann, Werner J.

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/251
  • Dates of Creation
      11/08/1955 - 09/02/1960
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      30 items

Scope and Content

The correspondence centres on an article about The Wiener Library Cahnmann had published in the Chicago News Forum, and on an internal report he authored for the Library about the Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO) in New York. A copy of this report (1955) as well as related payment issues are included. Furthermore, the situation and role of former Nazis living in Egypt is a subject in this correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof. Dr. Werner Jacob Cahnman (1902-1980) was a US-American sociologist of Jewish-German descent. In the early 1930s he had campaigned for the Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (C.V.). After being imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp after the November Pogrom 1938 he emigrated to the US. See Walk, J.,, Munich et. al., K. G. Saur, 1988, p. 52.

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