Collection of documents from a section of the World Council of Churches Archives, dealing with Germany and fifteen other countries during the period 1932-1957. Documents include: newspapers, press clippings, press releases, telegrams, correspondence, minutes, manuscripts and personal notes. The bulk of the material relates to Germany and covers the issues and events of the war as well as the beginning years of the World Council of Churches. Correspondents include: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Bishop Bell, H. Schönveld, Karl Barth, James McDonald, Georges Casalis, Adolf Freudenberg, Martin Niemöller, Bishop Dibelius, Gerhart Riegner, Marc Boegner, and Willem Aldolf Visser 't Hooft.
Bethesda, MD : University Publications of America, 1995-
Archive/Manuscript — microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
pt. . Depression and the new deal, 1933-1939 (63 microfilm reels) -- pt. . Prelude to war, and war, 1940-1942 (114 microfilm reels) -- pt. . World War II and postwar planning, 1943-1945 (73 microfilm reels).
The interview covers primarily Milford's early years growing up in a mixed Christian and Jewish professional family in Berlin. He was born in 1927. After the Nazis seized power in 1933 his parents' marriage became classified as a "privileged mixed marriage" (privilegierte Mischehe); he himself was baptized as a Protestant and was confirmed in 1941. His recollections of the war years and occupation constitute the bulk of the interview. He emigrated to the United States in 1950.
Relates to the early lives of the brothers Gregor and Otto Strasser, their early prominence in the Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei, the development of differences between them and Adolf Hitler, the assassination of Gregor Strasser in 1934, and the anti-Nazi activities and later life of Otto Strasser.
Phonotape sound recordings of interviews of German women from a variety of societal backgrounds, relating to their experiences and recollections of life in Germany during the Nazi period. Used as research material for the book by Alison Owings, Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich (New Brunswick, N.J., 1993). Sound use copies available.
Relates to the activities of Ernst von Weizsaecker as secretary of state in the German Foreign Office, 1938-1943, and to the war crime charges brought against Weizsaecker at the Nuremberg trials. Includes translation.