Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Thieme, Karl

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/23
  • Dates of Creation
      18/03/1954 - 16/07/1956
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      13 letters

Scope and Content

Letters and statements regarding the composition and content of the planned Dokumentenwerk. The correspondence illustrates different approaches of the project's board member K.Thieme and Alfred Wiener at this early stage of the 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.

Prof. Dr. Karl Thieme (1902-1963) was a German historian, philosopher and translator from the university of Mainz. In 1954 he was appointed to the advisory board of the planned Dokumentenwerk.

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Related Material

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

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