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Mayor of Nuremberg: Notice to council officers (1934)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1212
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Mayor of Nuremberg: Notice to council officers (1934)
Date(s): 1934
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Mayor of Nuremberg


Administrative/Biographical history:

The National Socialists made use of Nuremberg's heritage as the 'Treasure Chest of the German Empire' and in 1927, started holding their party rallies here. After the Nazis seized power in 1933, Adolf Hitler made Nuremberg the 'City of the Party Rallies'. Monumental structures, based on plans by Albert Speer, were erected in the Volkspark Dutzendteich, in the south eastern city districts. Until today these bear testimony to the Third Reich's megalomaniacal pretensions. Here, Julius Streicher, the 'Frankenführer' (Franconian Führer), spread his anti-Semitic hate slogans. It was also in this city that the Nazis proclaimed their inhumane 'Nuremberg Racial Laws' in 1935. In Nuremberg more people than anywhere else were killed during the pogrom night of November 9/10, 1938. Nuremberg's Lord Mayor, National Socialist Willy Liebel, proclaimed 'with pride' that 26 Jews had not survived the 'Reichskristallnacht'.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript notice, 1934, from the mayor of Nuremberg instructing council officials to ensure that they always use 'correct' German, (free from foreign influence). The last paragraph strongly urges individuals, professions, businesses etc be described in terms of their ethnicity: either German or Jewish.

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

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

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

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Description Notes

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:
January 2008

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