This bundle of papers contains various copies and photo copies of source material compiled during the research work on the Dokumentenwerk. It comprises eyewitness testimonies, both from the Wiener Library and Yad Vashem (in Polish and Yiddish), excerpts from witness accounts as well as perpetrator accounts (Rudolf Höss, Konrad Morgen) given at trials, copies of various documents, and copies from books.
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - Research Material
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/5
- Dates of Creation14/02/1956 - 14/02/1956
- Language of MaterialGerman English Polish Hebrew
- Physical Description31 items
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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.