Correspondence with Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (BVN)

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/231
  • Dates of Creation
      30/06/1953 - 16/10/1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      53 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding historical subjects and political activities of the BVN. This includes among others the terms of access to German records in British archives, information about prominent Nazis and now West German officials Werner Naumann and Wilhelm Voss, the fate of Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis liner, the conditions in Buchenwald concentration camp in the wake of the November Pogrom in 1938, and the controversial German-Jewish author and right-wing activist Josef Ginsburg (aka J. G. Burg).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (BVN) is a German anti-communist union of Nazi persecutees. A result of a secession from the left-wing Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN) it had been founded in West Germany in 1950. The BVN’s political bias focused on a liberal-conservative milieu. See Beaugrand, G.,‘Zeitzeuge am Redaktionstisch. Die Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (VVN) und der Bund der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (BVN) im Spiegel ihrer Presseorgane‘, in: Historisch-Politische Mitteilungen, vol. 4, no. 1, 1997, pp. 261-82.

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