Guide to the Hermann Rauschning Collection, circa 1939-1949 

AR 6370

Processed by Julie Dawson

Leo Baeck Institute

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Timothy Ryan Mendenhall on 2012-05-01. Finding aid written in English.
October 22, 2012  Links to digital objects added in Container List.

Creator:Rauschning, Hermann, 1887-1982
Title:Hermann Rauschning Collection
Dates:circa 1939-1949
Abstract:The collection primarily comprises a manuscript by Hermann Rauschning, Revolutionsmacher or in English translation Makers of Destruction, based on interviews with Hitler's associates and opponents. Additional materials in the collection include notes and correspondence regarding these texts.
Languages:This collection is in German and English.
Quantity:0.5 linear feet : 12 folders.
Identification:AR 6370
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Hermann Rauschning was born in 1882 in Thorn (today Toruń, Poland). He was a German politician who briefly joined the Nazi party before defecting and eventually fleeing Germany. During his period in exile he authored numerous anti-Nazi books.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily comprises a manuscript by Hermann Rauschning, Revolutionsmacher or in English translation Makers of Destruction, based on interviews with Hitler's associates and opponents. Additional materials in the collection include notes and correspondence regarding these texts.

The manuscripts are typescript with handwritten corrections made to the texts. There is also one folder containing editorial notes pertaining to another manuscript Europa und das Prinzip der Neutralität. Folder 12 contains correspondence between Hermann Rauschning and Siegfried Warburg as well as one letter to James Warburg from an unknown sender.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: lbaeck@lbi.cjh.org

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Hermann Rauschning Collection; AR 6370; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Bibliography

The manuscript Revolutionsmacher was translated and published in English as Makers of destruction: meetings and talks in revolutionary Germany (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1942).

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Container list:

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Manuscript: Revolutionsmacher: Gespräche und Begegnungen mit Gegnern und Freunden Hitlers, preface and Part Icirca 1939-1942
12Manuscript: Revolutionsmacher: Gespräche und Begegnungen mit Gegnern und Freunden Hitlers, Part IIcirca 1939-1942
13Manuscript: Revolutionsmacher: Gespräche und Begegnungen mit Gegnern und Freunden Hitlers, Part IIIcirca 1939-1942
14Manuscript: Revolutionsmacher: Gespräche und Begegnungen mit Gegnern und Freunden Hitlers, Part IVcirca 1939-1942
15Manuscript: Revolutionsmacher: Gespräche und Begegnungen mit Gegnern und Freunden Hitlers, Part V and epiloguecirca 1939-1942
16Manuscript: Makers of Destruction: Meetings and Talks in Revolutionary Germany, preface and Part Icirca 1939-1942
17Manuscript: Makers of Destruction: Meetings and Talks in Revolutionary Germany, Part IIcirca 1939-1942
18Manuscript: Makers of Destruction: Meetings and Talks in Revolutionary Germany, Part IIIcirca 1939-1942
19Manuscript: Makers of Destruction: Meetings and Talks in Revolutionary Germany, Part IVcirca 1939-1942
110Manuscript: Makers of Destruction: Meetings and Talks in Revolutionary Germany, Part Vcirca 1939-1942
111Editorial notes on manuscript Europa und das Prinzip der Neutralität1949
112Correspondence: Siegfried Warburg, Hermann Rauschning, James Warburg1940-1948
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