Volksbund für Frieden und Freiheit: anti-communist propaganda material (microfilm)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous anti-communist posters and leaflets associated with Volksbund für Frieden und Freiheit (People's League for Peace and Freedom), [1950-1959].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Volksbund für Frieden und Freiheit e.V. was an anti DDR propaganda and news organisation. It was founded under secret circumstances on 29 August 1950 in Gasthof 'Zum Patzenhofer' in Hamburg. The initiative came from Franz Wilhelm Paulus (publisher of the Hamburger Allgemeine Zeitung ) and the journalist 'Dr. Erwin Kohl' (cover name of the former Goebbels' assistant Dr Eberhard Taubert). A number of former functionaries in the Nazi propaganda apparatus were involved from the outset. The foundation of the organisation was also supported by the US secret service, CIC. The presidents of the VFF were from 1950 to 1951 Jürgen Hahn-Butry and from 1951 to 1966 Fritz Cramer.

Arrangement

None

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Jewish Central Information Office

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Microfilm

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

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Geographical Names