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Hauptamt Wissenschaft (Berlin)

Identifier: RG 216

Scope and Contents

The records consist of individual files on German academic personalities, scientists and academic institutions. They include reports, newspaper clippings, summaries of lectures, petitions, applications and correspondence of various Nazi institutions. The records are incomplete.


  • Creation: 1939-1945

Biographical / Historical

A division of the Dienstelle (Office) of the Nazi Party (NSDAP - Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) under the direction of Alfred Rosenberg. It maintained files on scholars and scholarly institutions, checked and reported on their political reliability, and examined their political credentials before granting promotions, appointments or honors.


20 Linear Feet

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Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

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