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Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP: newsletter extracts


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 840

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP: newsletter extracts

Date(s): 1934-1936

Level of description: Collection level (fonds)

Extent: 1 folder

Name of creator(s): [Jewish Central Information Office]


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP (AO) was an umbrella organisation of Nazi party groups abroad, founded in 1930 on the initiative of Bruno Fricke, from Paraguay, and Gregor Strasser, who at the time was in charge of the Nazi Party organisation in Germany. In May 1933 Ernst Wilhelm Bohle became its director. The organisation provided Nazi Party members abroad with political and ideological instructional propaganda material; it also organised travel in the Reich and set up sister-city arrangements. Although the AO proclaimed its strict non-intervention in the affairs of host countries, it used its connections for espionage and political pressure.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to the Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP (AO), 1934-1936, including typescript extracts of Mitteilungsblätter der Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP (the newsletter of the AO), Jul 1934-1936 on topics including finance, economics, schools and the welfare of German women abroad, and issues of race; typescript overview of the contents of the newsletters, [1936] and copy of a distribution list of films of the Ausland-Abteilung des Lichtbild-Dienst,18 May 1936.


Language/scripts of material: German

System of arrangement:

Original order

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Whilst the provenance is not known, it appears that the extracts were compiled contemporaneously, possibly by the Jewish Central Information Office. The date of the last extract, Jan 1936, gives some indication as to the date of completion. The choice of extracts is explained in a footnote to a summary of the extracts, which states that only those articles were chosen which contained particularly interesting items of news and announcements.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office


Related material:

The Wiener Library holds on microfilm the Mitteilungsblätter der Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP (the newsletter of the Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP) from 1934-1939, (Wiener Library Periodical series reference p667). Those issues not covered on microfilm and for which extracts exist in this collection comprise: 1934- Nos. 6, 8, 9, 13, 15; 1935- Nos. 18, 21, 22, 23-29, 32, 33-35.


Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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: Mar 2008

Nongovernmental organizations | International organizations | International politics
Propaganda | Persuasion | Communication process
Third Reich | Nazism | Totalitarianism | Political doctrines
Womens history | History
Ethnic groups
International relations

Personal names

Corporate names
Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP
National Socialist German Workers Party x Nazi Party