Correspondence with Deutsches Institut fur Zeitgeschichte (DIZ)

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/329
  • Dates of Creation
      08/07/1953 - 29/05/1962
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      45 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence, mainly with DIZ director and survivor of Buchenwald concentration camp Walter Bartel, centres on the exchange of information material. Besides, light is thrown on the Library’s contribution to the document edition Buchenwald. Mahnung und Verpflichtung (published 1960) as well as on two visits of Alfred Wiener to the DIZ. Contained are notes on the value of the DIZ collections as well as on the political bias of its periodical.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Deutsches Institut für Zeitgeschichte (DIZ) was an East German archive, library and research institute for contemporary history. Founded in East Berlin in 1949 it was dissolved in 1971, and its stock was merged in a newly established superior institution.

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