Correspondence with Carsten, Francis Ludwig

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/261
  • Dates of Creation
      25/11/1957 - 26/10/1961
  • Language of Material
      English German
  • Physical Description
      56 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence throws light on Carsten’s involvement in two publication projects of The Wiener Library including the planned Dokumentenwerk, a work on persecution and extermination of European Jewry between 1933 and 1945, as well as On the Track of Tyranny, a book published on occasion of Leonard Montefiore's 70th anniversary. In both cases Carsten’s contribution comprised editorial and authorial works.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof. Dr. Francis Ludwig Carsten (1911-1998) was a British historian of Jewish-German origin. His family had immigrated to England in 1936, where Carsten was appointed professor at the University of London. Germany was the main subject of his work. Berghahn, V., ‘Francis L. Carsten 1911-1998’, in: Geschichte und Gesellschaft, vol. 25, 1999, pp. 504-10.

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Related Material

See also the numerous correspondences on the Dokumentenwerk project within the Pre-1963 Correspondence collection including another one with Francis Ludwig Carsten.

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