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Robert Wolfe is a former senior archivist of the US National Archives and expert on captured German war documents.
Total Books: 27
Wolfe worked for 34 years at the Archives, functioning as its senior specialist for captured German and related records. He joined the National Archives in 1961, upon concluding service as a member of the American Historical Association team microfilming captured German records at the World War II Records Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
Wolfe also served as archival consultant to the Department of State for the Berlin Document Center (BDC) and as Special Adviser to Eli Wiesel for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. His publications include: "Captured German and Related Records: A National Archives Conference" (1974) and "Americans as Proconsuls: U.S. Military Government in Germany and Japan, 1944-52" (1984).
As archival consultant to the Department of State for the BDC from 1968 to 1994, Wolfe was the chief American negotiator for the return to the West German government of original captured Nazi Party personnel records assembled by the victors at the BDC. During that time, he wrote official reports and presented and published papers concerning the history of those records, specifically including reference to the discovery and capture of the Nazi Party records found at the paper mill in Freimann, Germany. One such publication was a "A Short History of the Berlin Document Center", written as a Preface to "The Holdings of the Berlin Document Center: A Guide to the Collections" (BDC, Berlin, 1994).
In 2001, Wolfe wrote a monograph describing the discovery of the Nazi Party's worldwide membership card file by U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps Agent Michel Thomas in early May 1945.
As of 2004, Wolfe served as historical consultant at the National Archives, advising the Interagency Working Group (IWG) implementing the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act. The IWG was established to review Federal agency records under consideration for declassification.