Correspondence with Bergman, George Francis Jack

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/131
  • Dates of Creation
      14/01/1952 - 04/12/1961
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      52 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding the consignment and discussion of Bergman’s research work and source material. This concerns especially a typescript on Jewish-German mountaineers, and large materials (including own diaries) on the fate of Jewish refugees in French internment camps in North Africa. Furthermore, the situation of Jews in Australia as well as the malfunctioning practice of restitution claims in France are briefly addressed

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. George Francis Jack Bergman (born Georg Franz Bergmann; 1900-1979) was a Jewish-German solicitor. The World War I veteran and subsequent Freikorps member had emigrated to France in 1933. With the beginning of the Second World War he served in the Foreign Legion and was incarcerated in several French internment camps in Algeria by the Vichy Regime at some point. Liberated by the Allies, he joined the British Army in 1943. Later Bergman immigrated to Australia, where he conducted research on Jewish history. See Röder, W. and H. Strauss (ed.),, Munich, Saur, 1980, p. 55.

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Related Material

See also the various other materials on George F. J. Bergmann hold by The Wiener Library.