Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/D/16
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 E4 JB 86
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      3 folders

Scope and Content

Majority of items date from 1948-1950

Consists of:

- correspondence and papers relating to the problem of prostitution and venereal disease in the British zone of Germany and the British sector of Berlin and how to combat them (German law of 1927, Ordinance of 1945, Directive 52)

- typescript report 'State regulation of vice in Germany' by Frau Katharina Scheven Dresden

- carbon copy of 'Regulations for combating venereal diseases' Magistrate of Berlin Sep 1945

- extracts from Frau von Harnack's report on the 'Investigation into the social situation in Berlin and its effect on the young'

- legislation concerning prostitution in Germany from 'Bulletin Abolitionniste' Oct 1946

- typescript 'Allied control Authority Coordinating Committee Directive no 52 Combatting Venereal Diseases' (note by the Allied Secretariat) (1947)

- carbon copy memorandum for Lord Pakenham

- typescript 'German VD war ordinance 47D'

- carbon copy report by the Church of England Moral Welfare Council on 'Position in Hamburg with regard to the control and incidence of VD'

- translation of law for the combatting of venereal disease 18 Feb 1927 (received 16 Feb 1948) and opinion on Control Council Directive no 52

- report on brothels in Hamburg (received 16 Feb 1948)

- information about programme to educate German people on moral questions and venereal diseases (Jun 1948)

- German articles on how to combat venereal diseases 'Zur Neufassung des Gesetzes zur Bekaempfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten' with translation in manuscript

- carbon copy of Dr Luder's speech in the Bundestag 9 Apr 1954

- account of prostitution and law in Germany in 1954


- 'Gesez Sammlung fur die Koniglichen Breussischen Staaten' (1900)

- pamphlet 'Ancient German Laws penalising contamination with venereal maladies' [7 Apr 1904]

- 'Der Krieg und die Arbeit unferer Vereine' from 'Der Abolitionist' Sep 1914

- journals 'Zeitschrift fur bekaempfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten' Sep and Oct 1914

- 'Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Befaempfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten' outline of German law for regulating venereal diseases (in German with English summary) (1927)

- 'Gesez zur Befaempfung der Geschlechtskrankheiten' 18 Feb 1927

- 'Le probleme des Maladies veneriennes et de la Prostitution en Allemagne...' by M Wolfgang Mittermaier, Federation Abolitionniste Internationale, 1929

- 'Buchenwald Camp. The report of a Parliamentary Delegation', Cmd 6626, HMSO 1945

- pamphlet 'A German ordinance and a British regulation', the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene (for a copy consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue ref 345.02534 GER)

- page from Hansard for 18 Feb 1947 on Germany Venereal disease

- leaflet 'Venereal disease and conscription' by Lord Moran reprinted from 'The Spectator' 8 Aug 1947

- pamphlet 'Fragen des Geschlechtskrankheitenbekaempfung' by Erich Langer Jan 1950

- 'Zur Frage des Bekaempfung der Prositution in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland' 1956

Press cuttings:

- 'Disease is the new enemy of US troops' from 'The News of the World' dated 24 Jun 1945

- 'VD among American troops' from 'Manchester Guardian' dated 18 Aug 1945

- 'Ourselves and the next generation of Germans' from 'British Weekly' dated 23 Jan 1947

- 'VD prevention in the Forces' from 'The Spectator' dated 7 Feb 1947 with page from 'The Spectator'

- 'Letters to the Editor. Morals in Germany' from 'Manchester Guardian' dated 22 Feb 1947

- photocopy of press cutting on 'Putting a tax on immorality' 1967

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