Miscellaneous anti-communist posters and leaflets associated with Volksbund für Frieden und Freiheit (People's League for Peace and Freedom), [1950-1959].
Volksbund für Frieden und Freiheit: anti-communist propaganda material (microfilm)
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- ReferenceGB 1556 WL 550
- Dates of Creation1950s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialGerman
- Physical Description57 frames
Scope and Content
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.
Conditions Governing Access
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
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