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MS Ger 135

Council for a Democratic Germany. Council for a Democratic Germany records, 1943-1945: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 135
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Council for a Democratic Germany.
Title: Council for a Democratic Germany records,
Date(s): 1943-1945.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence, financial records, minutes, and other records of the Council for a Democratic Germany.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

60M-78. Gift of Paul Tillich, 16 Chauncey Street, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts; received: 1946.
Transferred from Widener, 1960.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
Papers marked as sealed until 1952; opened in 1960.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Council for a Democratic Germany Records, 1943-1945 (MS Ger 135). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

The Council for a Democratic Germany originated in a group of anti-Nazi exiles from Germany which had been formed by Thomas Mann in New York on Nov. 4, 1943. Shortly after, Mann left the group. Paul Tillich took over as chairman and the name "Council for a Democratic Germany" was adopted. The group was sponsored by the American Association for a Democratic Germany. Special committees were formed to study problems connected with reconstruction of post- war Germany. The last council meeting took place Oct. 4, 1945.

Scope and Contents

Records, including correspondence, memoranda, minutes, press releases, financial statements, account books, and history, relating to studies of reconstruction of Germany. Subjects cover trade missions, schools, public health, economics, law and administration, the press, theater, and education of German prisoners of war. Also material about the American Association for a Democratic Germany.

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