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German Archives Guide

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ARCHIVES AND INSTITUTIONS: FOR STUDY OF MODERN GERMANY

GERMAN NATIONAL LIBRARY

ARCHIVES IN BERLIN

Bundesarchiv (German.  English site under construction) - Berlin and Koblenz, Germany.  Website of the German Federal Archives.  Online finding aids available.

Topographie des Terrors (German & English) - Berlin, Germany.  An archive and center devoted to the study of National Socialism and its crimes.  No online finding aid available.

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN BERLIN

Online catalog of the Free University (German & English)

Online catalog of the Humboldt University (German & English)

Online catalog of the Technical University (German & English)

RESEARCH INSTITUTES, MUSEUMS, SOCIETIES, & ACADEMIC PROGRAMS IN BERLIN

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation (German & English) - Berlin, Germany.  A leading provider of research fellowships.

Deutsches Historisches Museum (Multiple European languages) - Berlin, Germany.  One of Germany's leading history museums.  Also an archive.  No online finding aid available.

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (German, English & Spanish) - Berlin and Bonn, Germany.  A foundation established to further political and social education, facilitate access to university education and research, and contribute to international understanding and cooperation.

Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der TU (German & English) - Berlin, Germany.  Located at the Technical University.  A center for the study of the history of antisemitism and Nazism.

ARCHIVES  IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte (German & English) - Stuttgart, Germany.  Library of Contemporary History, focusing on the 20th Century.  Holds a large collection of German war propaganda and letters from the First and Second World Wars.  Online finding aids available.

Dokumentationsarchiv Österreichischer Widerstand (German & English) - Vienna, Austria.  The Documentary Archive of the Austrian Resistance.  One of the world's largest repositories of documents concerning Nazism.  Online library catalog available.  No online archival finding aid available.

Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (German & English) - Hamburg, Germany.  Leading center and archive for the study of Nazism, political violence, and genocide.  Limited online library catalog and archival finding aid available.

Institut für Zeitgeschichte (German) - Munich, Germany.  One of Germany's largest libraries and archives devoted to study of Nazism.  Online library catalog and archival finding aid available.

Institut für Zeitgeschichte (German) - Vienna, Austria.  Library and Archive hold large collections pertaining to the Nazi period.  No online archival finding aid available.

RESEARCH INSTITUTES, MUSEUMS, SOCIETIES, & ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Arbeitskreis Militärgeschichte e.V. (German) - Freiburg, Germany.  Discussion groups and newsletter focused on German military history.

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German, French & English) - Bonn, Germany.  Museum dedicated to study of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Online finding aid available.

Historisches Seminar: Universität Düsseldorf (German) - Düsseldorf, Germany.  The history department of the Heinrich Heine Universität.

Humanities. Sozial- u. Kulturgeschichte (German) - Online discussion and information forum for historians of Germany.

Institut für Europäische Geschichte Mainz (German) - Mainz, Germany.  A research center specializing in the study of religion, particularly the Reformation.

RESEARCH INSTITUTES, MUSEUMS, SOCIETIES, & ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

IN NORTH AMERICA AND ELSEWHERE

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (English) - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.  Focused on German-American dialogue.

BMW Center for German and European Studies (English) - Georgetown University, Washington, DC. A center devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Germany and Europe.

Bradley University's Berlin/Prague Summer Seminar (English) - An annual seminar on the challenges faced by post-communist countries in the twenty-first century.

Center for Austrian Culture and Commerce (English) - University of New Orleans, Louisiana.  An institute fostering cooperation and exchange between Austria and the United States.

Center for German Studies of Ben Gurion University (English & Hebrew) - Beer Sheva, Israel.  A leading center for the study of Germany and German Jewry.

Conference Group for Central European History (English & German) - Newsletters of the CGCEH from 1997 to 2002.

Deutsches Historisches Institut (German, Polish & English) - Warsaw, Poland.  A branch of the German Historical Institute focused on German/Polish Studies.  Online library catalog available.

Eastern Germany Studies Association (English) - Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.  Devoted to study of the former German Democratic Republic (DDR). Contains a series of useful links.

German Historical Institute (English) - Washington, DC.  An institute dedicated to the promotion of historical research in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany. Excellent library onsite.  Online library catalog available.

German Information Center: German Embassy (English & German) - Washington, DC.  Provides a wealth of information concerning political, diplomatic, and economic issues in contemporary Germany.

German Studies Association (English) - A leading North American academic organization promoting scholarship on the German countries of Europe.  Publisher of the journal German Studies Review.

Goethe Institute (English & German) - New York City, NY and Washington, DC.  The North American offices of the Goethe Institute, linked to German Historical Institutes worldwide.  An organization dedicated to the teaching and dissemination of German language and culture.  Online library catalog available.

International Association of Labour History Institutions (English) - Amsterdam, Holland.  The IALHI brings together archives, libraries, document centers, museums, and research institutions specializing in the history and theory of the labour movement from all over the world.

Richard Koebner Center for German History (English) - Jerusalem, Israel.  An institution established to promote and enhance research in German and German-Jewish history.

 

ARCHIVES, RESEARCH INSTITUTES, MUSEUMS, SOCIETIES, & ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
DEDICATED TO STUDY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (English) - Washington, DC.  The research center of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Online library and archival catalog available.

Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (English) - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. A leader in the nascent field of genocide studies.

Dokumentationsarchiv Österreichischer Widerstand (German & English) - Vienna, Austria.  The Documentary Archive of the Austrian Resistance.  One of the world's largest repositories of documents concerning Nazism.  Online library catalog available.  No online archival finding aid available.

Fritz Bauer Institut (German, English) - Frankfurt, Germany.  Center for the study of the Holocaust.  No online catalogs available.

Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (German & English) - Hamburg, Germany.  Leading center and archive for the study of Nazism, political violence, and genocide.  Limited online library catalog and archival finding aid available.

Haus der Wannsee Konferenz (Multiple European Languages) - Berlin, Germany.  A memorial site, archive, and center for study of the Nazi genocide of the Jews.  Online library catalog available.

Holocaust Educational Foundation (English) - Skokie, IL.  A non-profit organization established in 1980 by survivors, their children, and their friends in order to preserve and promote awareness of the reality of the Holocaust.

Institut für Zeitgeschichte (German) - Munich, Germany.  One of Germany's largest libraries and archives devoted to study of Nazism.  Online library catalog and archival finding aid available.

Institut für Zeitgeschichte (German) - Vienna, Austria.  Library and Archive hold large collections pertaining to the Nazi period.  No online archival finding aid available.

Topographie des Terrors (German & English) - Berlin, Germany.  An archive and center devoted to the study of National Socialism and its crimes.  No online finding aid available.

Yad Vashem (English & Hebrew) - Jerusalem, Israel.  Israel's leading archive and memorial site dedicated to study of Nazi genocide of the Jews.  Limited online resources available.

Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der TU (German & English) - Berlin, Germany.  Located at the Technical University.  A center for the study of the history of antisemitism and Nazism.