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).
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Hellmann, Henry
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/18
- Dates of Creation08/10/1955 - 10/07/1956
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description19 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.
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.