Correspondence regarding details of the official Dokumentenwerk project contract (1955). One letter concerns a request for the takeover of travel expenses (1958).
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Wendorff, Claus-Heinrich von
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/14
- Dates of Creation25/07/1955 - 12/02/1958
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description8 letters
Scope and Content
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.