Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Hellmann, Henry

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/18
  • Dates of Creation
      08/10/1955 - 10/07/1956
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  • Physical Description
      19 items

Scope and Content

Containing memos, status reports, and minutes of recurring work meetings almost exclusively the correspondence illustrates H. Hellmann’s research activities for the Dokumentenwerk project. This includes information about source materials, work progress, and results. The latter were discussed within The Wiener Library as well as with the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ).

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.

Henry Hellmann (born Heinrich Jakubowicz, 1906–1984) was a British Journalist of Jewish-German descent. He had come to England as a refugee in the late 1930s.

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

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