Correspondence regarding the options of further research on Yiddish script and language.
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundesministerium des Innern - Gussone, Carl
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/7
- Dates of Creation09/02/1954 - 30/06/1955
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description6 letters
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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.
Dr. Carl Gussone (1907-1993) was a West German state official. Holding a high position in the BMI since 1949, he was mainly tasked with cultural and religious issues, especially German-Jewish relations.