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Engel, Herbert: Copy personal papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1318
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Engel, Herbert: Copy personal papers
Date(s): 1941-1949
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Engel | Herbert | fl 1997 | teacher


Administrative/Biographical history:

The subject of the two letters at 13/18/1-2 was the paternal aunt of Herbert Engel's wife. The author of the account at 13/18/3 was Herbert Engel's great uncle. During the period of the latter (April 1945) Engel, then 6, was staying with his mother and 2 year old sister with relatives in the Harz mountains, having been evacuated from their home in Köln.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Herbert Engel, 1941-1949 comprise copy correspondence from an NSDAP district leader, in Gau Moselland, to a local court official, concerning Engel's wife's refusal to use the Heil Hitler greeting, 1941; copy personal account entitled Der Zusammenbruch und seine Folgen in persönlicher Hinsicht, a detailed report of a German farmer near Koblenz, who describes how the livelihoods of German farmers are threatened by bands of Poles, formerly 'foreign guest workers', 1949.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

The papers were deposited by a one-time visitor to the Wiener Library, Herbert Engel, a member of a group of teachers, who promised that he would send some copies from his own personal archive.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Herbert Engel.

Allied Materials

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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:
February 2008

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