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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,
Quantity: 1 collection (4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
Abstract: Correspondence, financial records, minutes, and other records of the Council for a Democratic Germany.
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.
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.