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Segal, Lilli: correspondence and papers (1987-1995)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 895
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Segal, Lilli: correspondence and papers (1987-1995)
Date(s): 1987-1995
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Segal | Lilli | b 1913 | doctor


Administrative/Biographical history:

Lilli Segal, a German Jew, was born in Berlin in 1913. Segal fled to France after the Nazi seizure of power, where she engaged in illegal courier work to Germany and was finally arrested and deported to Auschwitz.

She managed to escape and fled to Switzerland. In the 1980s and 1990s she was involved in research into the history of Nazi medicine.

Publications: Die Hohenpriester der Vernichtung: Anthropologen, mediziner und Psychiater als Wegbereiter von Selektion und Mord im Dritten (Reich, Dietz Berlin, 1991) and Vom Widerspruch zum Widerstand: Errinerungen einer Tochter aus gutem Hause.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lilli Segal, 1987-1995, comprise correspondence including letters to Professor Müller Hill regarding Nazi medical experiments (895/1-4); letter regarding numbers of Holocaust victims from Hans Mommsen (895/28); correspondence with the Nationale Mahn und Gedenkstätte Buchenwald regarding the memorialisation of the Holocaust (895/13-16) and copies of relevant newspaper cuttings, book extracts and photographs.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Correspondence has been arranged into date order and numbered. The other material consisting mostly of copy newspaper articles is arranged separately.

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:

Deposited by two individuals at various intervals including Lilli Segal.

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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