Folders of writings and talks by Klaus Hinrichsen as well as research material collected by Hinrichsen and correspondence relating to Kurt Schwitters and other émigré and interned artists.

1920s–2004

collection owner: Klaus Hinrichsen, ‘Folders of writings and talks by Klaus Hinrichsen as well as research material collected by Hinrichsen and correspondence relating to Kurt Schwitters and other émigré and interned artists.’ 1920s–2004

Items available online are the personal papers of Klaus Hinrichsen. During 1940-41 Hinrichsen was interned in Hutchinson Internment Camp, Isle of Man. The collection documents his time there comprising of camp newspapers, poems, photographs, articles and an identification badge. Also included are his writings on the artist Kurt Schwitters who was also interned in Hutchinson Internment Camp and became a close friend.

Details of the remainder of the collection can be found on the Archive catalogue.

Collection Owner
Klaus Hinrichsen 1912–2004
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Presented by Klaus Hinrichsen's family in 2005.
Reference
TGA 20052

224 objects in this collection

Title
Material relating to Klaus Hinrichsen’s autobiographical talks, labelled ‘Weimar Republic Nazi Rule talks’
Date
1977–2001
Description
The folders contain material relating to various talks he gave for 6th form events and conferences, organised by the Imperial War Museum and schools. Includes two German source materials, a leaflet about a [his?] school trip to Tyrol in 1929 and the first page of the 'Berliner Tageblatt', 21 Mar 1933 about the opening of the Reichstag in Potsdam, introduced by President Hindenburg.
Reference
TGA 20052/1/2