Jewish doctors during the Nazi era: various papers (microfilm)

Scope and Content

Papers of Walter Gordon and Max Nelki, 1933-1952 comprising personal and official correspondence and papers of Walter Gordon and other material relating to his status as a Jewish doctor, including a questionnaire with a note relating to ethnicity, [1936]; correspondence with former commanding officers relating to his military service in World War One; instructions from the Reichsårztekammer regarding his professional remit and printed list of non-aryan and 'staatsfeindlich' doctors and dentists, published by the Krankenkasse der deutschen Angestellten, arranged alphabetically by city/ region, 1934. Papers of Max Nelki comprising typescript personal account of his experiences, 1952.

Administrative / Biographical History

Walter Gordon was a Jewish doctor from Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.Max Nelki was a Jewish resident of Hamburg during the 1930s, who was sentenced to 2 years for race defilement and spent some time in a concentration camp; found refuge in Shanghai; and returned to Hamburg after the war.


Chronological by group

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Acquisition Information

Max Nelki family

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


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

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