Vol. 3 | Sechs Essays | Editorial Introduction


We wish to thank the Hamburger Stiftung zur Förderung von Wissenschaft und Kultur, which supported our work with a generous grant. Vanderbilt University then made possible our further work. We would like to extend a particular thanks to Lauren Benton, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences through 2017, and Nicholas Zeppos, until 2019 Chancellor of the Vanderbilt University. We would also like to thank Andrea Bör, chancellor of the Freie Universität Berlin, for her support.

We are grateful to Jerry Kohn (Hannah Arendt Bluecher Literary Trust), who from the start has effectively supported us and done much to smooth our path toward the necessary contracts for a digital and print edition of Arendt’s works. We would also like to thank Valerie Borchardt and the Literary agency Georges Borchardt Inc.

Sechs Essays. Die verborgene Tradition was produced in close collaboration with Johannes Biermann (Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen), Brigitte Grote, Sibylle Söring, and Lena-Luise Stahn (CeDiS, Freie Universität Berlin). We would like to thank the Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (SUB) and the Freie Universität, each of whom have supported the edition by underwriting since summer 2017 a half-time research assistant in Digital Humanities.

Johanna Westphal, Xenia Hell and Joscha Jelitzki (FU Berlin) transcribed the typescripts of “Zionism Reconsidered” and “Zueignung”. Together with Sophie Logan, Luke Jennings and Artun Ak (Bard College) they worked on adjusting the TEI-versions of the printed documents, provided by the SUB. Johanna Egger proofread the TEI-documents, Nadine Arendt assisted her. Oliver Knabe, Sarah Köllner, Christine Richter-Nilsson, and Friederike Wein helped with research for the annotations.

We thank Hanno Berger who supported us with assembling the annotations, the bibliographic references, the subject index, and the bibliography. Ingo Kieslich coordinated and orchestrated the work of all our helpers.

Many archives and libraries provided us with scans of typescripts and letters. We would like to thank Heidrun Fink and Mirjam Hoyler, Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach; Deborah Richards, Mount Holyoke College; Elisa Ho, American Jewish Archives; Larry Scott, Stanford Library; Andreas Rühl, Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv; Melissa McMullen, M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University at Albany, SUNY.

We wish to thank the holders of the rights of the correspondences with Salo Baron, Gottfried Honnefelder, Henri Hurwitz, Thomas Mann, Dolf Sternberger, and Klaus Wagenbach.

Last not least we thank the “Kolleg-Forschergruppe” Cinepoetics. Zur Poetik audiovisueller Bilder at the Free University, Berlin, for their generous support.