Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Bundeszentrale für Heimatdienst - Groneweg, Barbara

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/11
  • Dates of Creation
      12/10/1962 - 20/06/1963
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      14 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence centres on reviews of existing parts of the Dokumentenwerk manuscript as well as discussions of outstanding works and problems. The latter refers specifically to internal differences with historian and IfZ project researcher Hans Mommsen. Additionally, the correspondence includes a confidential report reflecting Alfred Wiener’s view on several issues causing eventually the cancelation of the Dokumentenwerk project.

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. Barbara Groneweg was a German journalist who had temporarily worked at the BHD in the early 1960s.

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Related Material

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