The Auschwitz Trial

Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt/Main. A collection of informational films and printed / visual material about the trial, the Auschwitz concentration camp(s), and a detailed glossary (entirely in German). Videos on the site require JavaScript and Adobe Flash Player plugin. The latter will be obsolete by December 31, 2020. In any case, this site still features […]

Compromised Identities: Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism

Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies,Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London “Compromised Identities?” explores how perpetration and complicity are represented and understood both at the time and later. The page with its eight main topics also features images, documents, a film collection, objects and an interactive map. Visit the Compromised Identities website

Lexikon der Filmbegriffe

Lexikon der Filmbegriffe

University of Kiel Designed as an aid for everyday use by film scholars, cineastes, and those curious about films, the Lexicon of Film Terms offers definitions for over 7,000 terms broken down by field. Each entry provides a reliable overview of an object or term and provides additional explanations, references, and historical features regarding the […]

German Films partners with Telescope Film

The site offers a database of 450,000 films, which you can search by title, country, language, genre, director, etc. We will tell you everything that’s out there, if it’s available to watch online, and where. Then you can click through to the streaming service of your choice (we are connected to 110). The site is […]

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 History Intersections

German Historical Institute, Washington, DC This preview of video clips from the GHI’s forthcoming German History Intersections project was compiled in support of the German Studies Collaboratory. The clips speak broadly to various aspects of the themes addressed in our project: migration, “Germanness,” and knowledge and education. We hope that you find them useful for teaching, research, or […]

DEFA Film Library


DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst The DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, founded by Professor Barton Byg in 1993, is the only archive and research center outside of Germany devoted to a broad spectrum of filmmaking from and related to the former GDR. It houses an extensive collection of 35- and 16mm prints, […]

The Deutsche Kinemathek Digital Collection

Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin Digital collection on German movie and television history, including posters, photo galleries, documents, full-lenght films and interviews. The Deutsche Kinemathek Digital Collection website