Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 612
Held at: Wiener Library
Title: Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener: reports and statistics about concentration camps
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener
The Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener was founded in the immediate post-World War Two years to represent the interests of former political prisoners. In 1947 it changed its name to the Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes to include all those who suffered under the Nazis. This anti-fascist organisation still exists with branches all over Germany.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers compiled by the Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener, 1945, including original reports and personal accounts concerning conditions in concentration camps with special reference to Neuengamme and Dachau and papers on topics including political resistance to Nazism and plans for creating a free, democratic Germany.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: German
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Conditions governing reproduction:
Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.
Fragile. Use surrogates.
Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk.
The reports were sent to Paul Anderson by Hans Schwarz and Franz Heitgres of the Komitee ehemaliger politischer Gefangener in order that he might get them published in The Observer newspaper where he worked as a journalist, the intention being to disseminate information about what happened during the war more widely.
Immediate source of acquisition:
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: November 2007