Correspondence with Arbeitskreis 1961

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/79
  • Dates of Creation
      04/02/1960 - 21/12/1963
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      244 letters

Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding the establishment of Arbeitskreis 1961, and organisational and financial details of its activities. The latter refers to monthly events, mainly public talks on historical subjects or current affairs, but also film screenings or a guided tour through The Wiener Library (November 14, 1962). Beside letters several minutes of board meetings and invitation cards for events are contained.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arbeitskreis 1961 was a loose association of London-based Germans – Jewish refugees and gentile exiles - from the fields of religion, politics and education. In reaction to a wave of antisemitic incidents in West Germany it had been founded in 1961 on the initiative of Alfred Wiener, who also served as chairman. Its goal was to promote adult education about the Nazi past among young Germans living London.

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