Letter by Walter A. Berendsohn to Karl Ludwig Schneider, September 1, 1965

Source Description

The P. Walter Jacob Archive, part of the Walter A. Berendsohn Research Center for German Exile Literature, houses a part of Berendsohn’s estate which includes his extensive correspondence. This handwritten draft of a two-page letter Berendsohn wrote or sent on September 1st, 1965 in Bromma, Sweden, stems from the archive. It is unclear whether the note “sent” refers to the date or was made for filing purposes. The letter is addressed to his colleague Karl Ludwig Schneider, a professor at Hamburg University’s literature department, who did not reply until two months later since he was in the United States at the time. The draft letter written on the back of a newsletter by the Jakob Hegner publishing company contains several emphases, insertions, and deletions. As was his habit, Berendsohn not only noted that this was a draft but he also added the geographical specification “West Germany”, as he did in all his letters addressed to the Federal Republic of Germany. In his letter to Schneider, Berendsohn explained his plans for returning to Hamburg University as a visiting lecturer teaching exile literature in the summer semester of 1966.
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Recommended Citation

Letter by Walter A. Berendsohn to Karl Ludwig Schneider, September 1, 1965 (translated by Insa Kummer), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://dx.doi.org/10.23691/jgo:source-8.en.v1> [September 25, 2017].