Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Brügel, Johann Wolfgang

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/6
  • Dates of Creation
      25/03/1961 - 29/03/1962
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  • Physical Description
      6 items

Scope and Content

Comprising primarily notes and memos the correspondence centres on meetings with The Wiener Library’s project researcher Francis L. Carsten as well as a meeting with IfZ project researcher Hans Mommsen and a review of his work.

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.

Dr. Johann Wolfgang Brügel (1905–1986) was a Czech solicitor and publicist who had fled to England in 1939. As a freelancer he worked for The Wiener Library in the postwar years.

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