Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Institut für Zeitgeschichte - Kluke, Paul

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/20
  • Dates of Creation
      06/04/1954 - 02/08/1957
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      13 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence reflects the planning phase of the Dokumentenwerk. Its subject is the clarification of basic conceptual, financial, and personnel questions. The latter includes the decision to appoint Helmut Krausnick as one of the two editors of the projects. Beside letters the bundle contains a detailed memo on a meeting of Alfred Wiener, Eva Reichmann, and Paul Kluke at The Wiener Library (1954).

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. Paul Otto Alfred Kluke (1908-1990) was a German historian. The later university professor served as IfZ’s general secretary from 1952-59.

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Related Material

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

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