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Zietlow, Fritz (1900-): correspondence and papers (microfilm)


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 529

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Zietlow, Fritz (1900-): correspondence and papers (microfilm)

Date(s): 1931-1932

Level of description: Collection level

Extent: 173 frames

Name of creator(s): Zietlow | Fritz | b 1900 | newspaper editor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Fritz Zietlow was born 24 August 1900. He was a law student, one of the early Nazi party activists, who became a Nazi party member in July 1925. He served the party as Gaugeschäftsführer (regional organiser) in Kiel and was a member of the Prussian state council from March 1932. After his legal studies in Kiel and Greifswald he began working as an editor on the Schlesischer Zeitung then on Der Angriff. At the end of 1932 he became the chief editor of the official party paper, the Ostfriesischen Tageszeitung.

Despite being regarded as ideal material for a position as lecturer at the Reichspresseschule, and being nominally included on the staff of that organisation in 1937, he never took up the post. It is thought that this may have been because he was fired by Goebbels from his post on Der Angriff for stealing from the petty cash.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence by Fritz Zietlow, Nazi party member and newspaper editor, mainly letters to the editor of the Nazi newspaper, Der Angriff, Fritz Zietlow, also internal correspondence and a number of publications.


Language/scripts of material: German

System of arrangement:

No discernible arrangement

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

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


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

The material was brought to London by Louis Bondy, former deputy director of the Wiener Library, in 1946.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Louis Bondy


Existence and location of originals:

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Existence and location of copies:

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Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Oct 2007

German history | European history | National history
Newspapers | Periodicals | Publications | Communications media | Information sciences
Propaganda | Persuasion | Communication process
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Zietlow | Fritz | b 1900 | newspaper editor

Corporate names
Der Angriff | newspaper