Peres, Alfred Pavel: Correspondence with Eduard Benes and other papers (1939-1948)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Alfred Pavel Peres, 1939-1948, including minutes of discussions held initially between President Dr Edward Benes and Dr Peres and later also including Dr G Beuer, Dr J Zimmer, Dr Popper, and Dr Girschick, signed by Peres. The subjects of the discussions are wide ranging and necessarily reflect the changing situation vis a vis the effects of war. They include problems regarding the Sudetendeutsch, the formation of a Czech government in exile (-/2); problems of Czech refugees (-/3); report regarding Czech soldiers in France. The papers also include correspondence between Peres and Benes, Jan Masaryk and others. These papers document, in part, the activities of Czech exiles in London during the war and the situation in Czechoslovakia in the immediate post war years.

Administrative / Biographical History

Little is known about Alfred Pavel Peres save for the fact that he was an international lawyer and that he helped Eduard Benes get visas for political liberals. He was a member of the Deutsch-demokratischen Freiheitspartei.

Arrangement

The material has been arranged as follows: minutes of meetings with Peres and Benes and others; correspondence to named individuals and general; news reports regarding the post war situation in Czechoslovakia; press cuttings and miscellaneous material.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Kate Peres

Other Finding Aids

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

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.