Bergmann, G.F.J. (1900-): material relating to Jewish alpinists in Germany (microfilm)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Various issues of alpinist journals and correspondence on, amongst other things, the involvement of Jews in the sport of mountaineering, 1923-1928.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. George F.J. Bergmann was a German Jew who enrolled in the French Foreign Legion as a foreign national living in France in 1939. He was later interned in the notorious prison, Hadjerat M'Guil, in French North Africa and later fought for the British in a pioneer corps company. His origins are not known. He emigrated to Australia after the war. Evidently he was a keen mountaineer.

Arrangement

Chronological

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Dr. George F. J. Bergmann

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.

Related Material

See also WL 616