Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Wendorff, Claus-Heinrich von

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/14
  • Dates of Creation
      25/07/1955 - 12/02/1958
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      8 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding details of the official Dokumentenwerk project contract (1955). One letter concerns a request for the takeover of travel expenses (1958).

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. Claus-Heinrich von Wendorff held a leading position in the BHD’s department of administration and finance.

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Related Material

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