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Club 1943: 40th anniversary report and papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 989
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Club 1943: 40th anniversary report and papers
Date(s): 1970s-1980s
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Club 1943


Administrative/Biographical history:

Club 1943, in Hampstead, was founded as a weekly rendezvous for refugees from Nazi oppression. Its membership was first confined to writers and scientists, but later opened up to all those interested in literature, politics and other intellectual subjects. Lectures were in German or English and were usually attended by between 40 and 75 people. They covered political theory, literature, music, art, science, history, medicine, psychology, ethics and religion. The first president was H J Rehfisch, one of the co-founders of the club with Karl Wolff, Monty Jacobs and others.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Club 1943, [1970s-1980s], comprise a 40th anniversary report of Club 1943 including a list of all the lectures given, arranged alphabetically by name of speaker, 1983; printed leaflet detailing the activities and membership of the club, [1970s-1980s], and a handwritten and typescript history of the club by J Lesser, [1970s-1980s].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:

Arranged as in Scope and content.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

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

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

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

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