Dr. Helen Müller
Head of Cultural Affairs and Corporate History
Phone: +49 (0) 30 52 00 99 0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 52 00 99 254
The objective pursued by the Independent Historical Commission (IHC) was to investigate the history of C. Bertelsmann Verlag during the period from 1921 to 1951. The Commission compiled materials from more than 50 Archives to complement the scanty archive holdings from the time. It also conducted two dozen interviews with contemporary witnesses. After three years of research, the Commission presented its 800-page report, which was published by C. Bertelsmann as "Bertelsmann in the Third Reich" (Report: ISBN 3-570-00711-1; Full Bibliography 3-570-00712-X).