Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Bartels, Enno

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/9
  • Dates of Creation
      23/11/1955 - 12/7/1961
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      12 items

Scope and Content

The correspondence concerns financial, legal, scheduling, and organizational details related to the Dokumentenwerk project. Contained are a list of expenses (1955), two German and English money orders, and a brief internal memo (1959).

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. Enno Bartels was a long term official at the BHD working at its administration an finance department since the organisation's founding in 1952.

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Related Material

See the numerous correspondences on the Dokumentenwerk project within the Pre-1963 Correspondence series.

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