Schwarz, Hans (d 1970): Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Hans Schwarz, 1947-1970, comprises copies of a catalogue of the Hans Schwarz Archiv ; annual report of the Komitee Ehemaliger Politischer Gefangener and obituaries of Hans Schwarz.

Administrative / Biographical History

This collection contains papers relating to Hans Schwarz, founder of the organisation Komitee Ehemaliger Politischer Gefangener , and general secretary of its successor, Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes .

Hans Schwarz was born in Vienna in 1904. He had already been imprisoned well before 1933 along with Bruno Kreisky and other Austrian Marxists. He was a political prisoner in Dachau from 1934-1944 and from October 1944 to April 1945 in Neuengamme. A committed opponent of the Nazis, he was a member of illegal prisoner organisations in both concentration camps. He died in 1970.


Arranged in chronological order.

Conditions Governing Access


Acquisition Information

Forschungsstelle fuer Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Location of Originals

Forschungsstelle fuer Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg.

Personal Names