The Avalon Project

Avalon Project at Yale

Yale Law School, New Haven, CT The Avalon Project at Yale University offers a complete set of the transcripts from the International Military Tribunal for Germany (the Nuremberg Trials). Users can look through each of the virtual archive boxes or jump to a curated set of key documents. Visit the Site

Mitteldeutsche Selbstzeugnisse der Zeit des Dreißigjährigen Krieges

Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena The website Personal Accounts of the Thirty Years War from Central Germany provides access to four previously unpublished texts from an administrator, a Protestant master dyer, a Catholic vicar capitular and a war commissar, tax collector, judge, and diplomat. These commented ego-documents show how the conduct of the war and […]

Europeana collections

Europeana Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, artworks and more – accessible with search and filter tools. The portal hosts also online exhibitions and a blog. Europena site

Annotext

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Literary texts in German, annotated and glossed for language learners. The text reange from Goethe and Kleist to Kafka, Büchner and Thomas Mann, including fairy tales from the brothers Grimm. Annotext site

Digital Scriptorum

The University of California Berkeley Library Digital Scriptorium is a growing consortium of American libraries and museums committed to free online access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts, including several digitized medieval German wills from Fordham University’s Special Collections. There are multiple ways to search for the wills. Digital Scriptorum site

Digital Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn The Library of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized different digitization projects for titles belonging to the cultural and political environment of German social democracy, with the digitization of the historic “Vorwärts” and “Neuer Vorwärts” as the most recent and most important project. Besides, you will also find digitized magazines and newspapers from unions or Naturfreunde, […]

The First World War (institutional access required)

Adam Matthew Digital The First World War portal makes available invaluable primary sources for the study of the Great War, brought together in four thematic modules. From personal collections and rare printed material to military files, artwork and audio-visual files, content highlights the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of a conflict that […]

Moments in Time 1989/1990

Moments in Time

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn and Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin Moments in Time 1989/1990 (Wir waren so frei…) is a bi-lingual website offering an archive of everyday life and major events from the years 1989 and 1990 in East Germany. The project was put together by the Federal Agency for Political Education and the German Museum […]

Federal Agency for Civic Education

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn The Federal Agency for Civic Education is a federal public authority providing citizenship education and information on political issues for all people in Germany. The wide-ranging and extensive website includes articles, explanatory videos, documentaries, teaching resources, and much more. Of special note may be the free downloadable publications such as […]

German Resistance Memorial Center

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand

Gedenkstätte Deutscher Widerstand, Berlin The German Resistance Memorial Center explores the role of individuals and groups who took action against National Socialism between 1933 and 1945. The site includes access to a range of documents, exhibits, publications, a podcast series called “Red Orchestra” and a smartphone app about Berlin history. English | German Visit the […]