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Dickopf, Paul (1910-1973): papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 939
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Dickopf, Paul (1910-1973): papers
Date(s): 1942
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:

Paul Dickopf was born in 1910 in Müschenbach in Oberwesterwaldkreis. After studying law and administration he joined the criminal police and later the security service. From September 1942 he went into hiding in Belgium (the circumstances of which are unknown) and later fled to Switzerland where he lived as a refugee until the end of the war. In 1947 he returned to Germany and joined the Federal German Police where he progressed to become head of the Bundeskriminalamt, Wiesbaden, and from 1968 was president of Interpol. Dickopf died in Bonn in 1973.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Paul Dickopf, 1942, document the life and career of Paul Dickopf, former head of Interpol and notably include items such as his cv, written in his own hand, and evidence on wanted lists of the Reichskriminalpolizeiamt.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German

System of arrangement:

The papers are kept in their original order and have not been numbered.

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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