Correspondence with Bettelheim, Joseph

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/144
  • Dates of Creation
      17/10/1952 - 7/12/1960
  • Language of Material
      German Dutch
  • Physical Description
      8 items

Scope and Content

The correspondence centres on the sending of archival material, and a Dutch radio show on the capture of Adolf Eichmann. Moreover, private issues like birthday wishes, Bettelheim’s restitution case, and his nephews and niece are briefly addressed.

Administrative / Biographical History

Originally from Austria but living in Berlin Dr. Josef Bettelheim fled Germany due to his Jewish background when the Nazis had come to power. He settled in Amsterdam and became office manager of the Jewish Central Information Office (JCIO), The Wiener Library’s predecessor. After the Second World War, Bettelheim remained in Amsterdam.

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