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.
Correspondence regarding Dokumentenwerk - with Thieme, Karl
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- ReferenceGB 1556 3000/9/1/23
- Dates of Creation18/03/1954 - 16/07/1956
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description13 letters
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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.
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.