Correspondence with Deutscher Koordinierungsrat der Gesellschaft für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit - Leopold Goldschmidt

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/328
  • Dates of Creation
      23/06/1953 - 04/10/1963
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  • Physical Description
      101 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence centres on the exchange of published and unpublished material on current affairs, specifically regarding the fight of Antisemitism and other forms of Nazi sympathy in West Germany. Light is thrown on DKR activities and The Wiener Library’s involvement including among others: the arrangements of conferences and Alfred Wiener’s participation as well as the compilation of a large bibliography on Jewry and its acquisition by the Library.

The correspondence contains a DKR paper on the current political situation in West Germany (1954), a copy of an account of charges for a journey of Wiener to a DKR conference (1958), and a DKR appeal requesting law professors to publically comment on several controversial West German trials of Nazi perpetrators from the early 1960s (1963). To substantiate the request, the latter contains a list of numerous culprits and the verdicts in their cases.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded in 1949 the Deutscher Koordinierungsrat der Gesellschaften für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit (DKR) is an umbrella organisation for today more than 80 local and regional religious organisations in Germany committed to Jewish-Christian collaboration and the fight against Antisemitism. Leopold Goldschmidt (1896-1987), journalist and political activist of Jewish-German-Czech descent, served as its general secretary from 1953-64. He had survived in Exile in France and Great Britain. Besides his position in the DKR Goldschmidt was also a board member of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. See Röder, W. and H. Strauss (ed.),, Munich, Saur, 1980, pp. 234.

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See also the correspondences with several local and regional Gesellschaften für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit within the Pre-1963 Correspondence collection.

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