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Winter, Doris (fl 1933-1949): Copy school book


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1280

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Winter, Doris (fl 1933-1949): Copy school book

Date(s): 1933-1934

Level of description: Collection level

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Winter | Doris | fl 1933-1949 | nurse


Administrative/Biographical history:

Doris Winter was forced to discontinue her education at the school where she produced this work as she was Jewish; attended a boarding school in Sweden, 1934-1935; returned to Cologne and realised that she was unable to receive any training or qualifications; went to England and spent the summer in a holiday home for Jewish children from Leeds, April 1936; began nursing training, 1936; after the fall of France in 1940 she was asked to leave the hospital within 24 hours because of her official status as a 'friendly enemy alien'. Fortunately she had already passed her exams.

After a brief period of unemployment she worked at the Lingfield Epileptic Colony, Surrey and also at the Anna Freud nurseries in Hampstead under the American Foster Plan. She became matron of the 54 Camden Road Wartime Day Nursery, which was run by the Ministry of Health and the Board of Education, with the object of releasing women for essential work.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of a school book which was originally the property of the depositor, Doris Winter, a pupil in a school in Cologne, 1933-1934. The contents of the book were dictated by the teacher and consist of notes on the racial characteristics of the various ethnic groups which comprise the German people, also notes on the theory of racial hygiene.


Language/scripts of material: German

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Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Descriptions of this archive exist on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Doris Winter


Existence and location of copies:

With depositor

Related material:

Publication note:


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: February 2008

Antisemitism | Racial discrimination
German history | European history | National history
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Winter | Doris | fl 1933-1949 | nurse

Corporate names

Cologne | Germany | Western Europe | Europe