RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 57/2
Extent77 ff.
TitleGermany: General Correspondence
Date11 Oct 1947-3 Nov 1949
DescriptionPapers concerning general conditions, including reparations and restitution, the constitution of the Evangelische Kirke Deutsche, currency reform and repatriation of German Prisoners of War in the Middle East.

Includes a summary of an article in Kristall which referred to Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, 3 Nov 1949 (ff. 1); correspondence concerning the post-war dismantling and reparations policy, with reference to the Reichswerke or Herman Goering works at Salzgitter with correspondents including Rev Dr G.L. Prestige, Acting General Secretary of CFR, Foreign Office staff, Dr Erdmann - the Evangelical Landesbischof of Brunswick, 1 Sep-11 Oct 1949 (ff. 2-7); correspondence between Canon Herbert Waddams and Major General S.C.M. Archibald regarding the Committee for the restitution of church bells to German churches and the potential gift of two bells to England as a token of their appreciation, 5-11 Aug 1949 (ff. 8-9); correspondence between Archibald and the Foreign Office concerning the rebuilding of the Bad Oeynhausen Church, 20 Jun-2 Jul 1949 (ff. 10-12); letter listing sponsorships between English and German parishes in the Evangelical Church of the Lande of Schleswig-Holstein, 3 Jun 1949 (ff. 13-14); letter to Fisher from Bishop Stephen Neil, 30 Apr 1949 (ff. 15); summary of an article by Bishop Wurm published in Die Ziet and forwarded to Waddams, 20 May 1949 (ff. 16-18); letters and reports concerning the visits of Ernest Gordon to the British Zone and Berlin - a lecture tour in Aug 1948 and a visit between 24 Jan-6 Feb 1949, 20 Sep 1947-Mar 1949 (ff. 19-41); correspondence concerning Evangelical Academies, 6-17 Dec 1948 (ff. 42-43); responses to invitations to attend the Innere Mission centenary, 20 Aug-16 Sep 1948 (ff. 44-46); Constitution of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) and associated resolution passed by the Bruderrat, Aug 1948 (ff. 47-52); Rev G.M.P Hamilton's correspondence concerning his visit to Aachen, including with the Foreign Office concerning the impact of currency reform on the German Church, and John Findlow and Waddams at CFR, 30 Aug-8 Oct 1948 (ff. 53-62); correspondence concerning the adoption of German parishes by UK parishes, 11-25 Jun 1948 (ff. 63-65); correspondence concerning a slow down in the repatriation of prisoners of war located in the Middle East, including a Declaration of the Protestant POW-Chaplains in Egypt, with correspondents including the War Office, British Council of Churches and the Ecumenical Commission for the Chaplaincy Service to Prisoners of War, 11 Oct 1947-26 Jan 1948 (ff. 66-77).
LanguageEnglish and German

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