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Rahmer, Julia (fl 1989-1991): papers regarding Neu Beginnen


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 975

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Rahmer, Julia (fl 1989-1991): papers regarding Neu Beginnen

Date(s): 1989-1991

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 folder

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history:

Julia Rahmer, a former member of the underground Leninist group Neu Beginnen, gives some insight into the activities of the group and the realities of life as a member. Julia Rahmer was recruited into the group in Berlin by a friend, Fritz Meyer, in April 1933. As a Jew, frustrated at no longer being able to continue her studies at university, she was attracted to the possibility of 'keeping socialist ideas alive' under the Nazi regime. By 1935 she had become disillusioned with the group and in 1936 emigrated to Prague and later London on account of the danger posed to members of subversive organisations.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Julia Rahmer, 1989-1991, relate to activities of Neu Beginnen and the realities of life as a member and comprise copies of correspondence between Rahmer and various correspondents regarding documents related to Neu Beginnen, 1989-1991; a copy of Rahmer's account of life as a member of Neu Beginnen or ORG (as it was previously called) with an accompanying copy letter addressed to William Jones, 1991 and a copy of a list of members of Neu Beginnen.


Language/scripts of material: English, except for 975/2/2, which is in German.

System of arrangement:

The material has been arranged into 3 classes: correspondence, reports and membership list.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Permission to make copies can be gained from copyright holder.

Finding aids:

A detailed description exists on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

May have been deposited by Julia Rahmer in 1991.



Archivist's note: Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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: March 2008

Anti-fascist movements | Protest movements | Political movements
German history | European history | National history
Socialism | Collectivism | Political doctrines

Personal names
Rahmer | Julia | fl 1989-1991

Corporate names
Neu Beginnen