Correspondence with Epstein, Klaus

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/392
  • Dates of Creation
      19/01/1965 - 19/07/1965
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      6 letters

Scope and Content

Containing letters by Walter Laqueur, Alfred Wiener’s successor as director of The Wiener Library, exclusively the correspondence centres on writings Epstein contributed to the institution’s publications. Furthermore, Laqueur outlines the idea of transforming the Library into a research institute and to establish a serious partnership with a (US-American) university.

Administrative / Biographical History

Prof. Dr. Klaus Werner Epstein (1927-1967) was a historian of Jewish-German-American descent. He taught at Harvard and at Brown University in Providence. Epstein died at the age of 40 in a car accident.

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