Erinnerungsorte der Sozialdemokratie

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Archiv der Sozialen Demokratie, Bonn “Places of Remembrance of German Social Democracy” offers two main features: a map and a ‘journey through time,’ including documents, images and movies from the more than 150 years history of the SPD, unions and organizations of the workers movement. The content is accessible via a […]

Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal

Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Berlin Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung features dossiers interested in migration and politics. The series “Welcome to Germany” contains, for example, a number of dossiers, including “Flucht, Asyl, und Willlkommenskultur,” featuring a series of articles on the subject. Additionally, the Heimatkunde Mediathek features podcasts and videos. Heimatkunde: Migrationspolitisches Portal […]

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, […]

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 […]

Queer as German Folk

Gay as German Folk

Schwules Museum, Berlin and the Goethe Institute, New York On the night of June 27th 1969, police stormed into New York’s Stonewall Inn once again. But on this occasion, it was one time too many: Stonewall’s queer patrons defended themselves against routine harassment. Decades of pent up anger then erupted in a days-long uprising on […]

East Germany Images

East Germany Images

DDRBildarchiv.de, Berlin A press image database from photojournalists active in East Germany prior to 1990 and the five new federal states after 1990. The database has over 40,000 images to search on a wide range of topics. All images are watermarked, but can be licensed for use in print or web publications. English | German […]

Cold War Spaces at the Wende Museum

Wende Museum, Culver City, CA A weekly discussion series reflecting on Cold War spaces. How does space impact the way we live and experience our environment? What did private space really mean under socialism? What was the function of public space between state planning and private appropriation? Who was sent to the secluded spaces of […]

Scripta Paedagogica Online

Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, Berlin Scripta Paedagogica Online is a digital text archive on the history of education in German-speaking countries. It contains, among other things, the results of several DFG-funded projects for the digitization of educational journals, reference works, and religious / pedagogical journals, as well as further educational writings from the holdings of […]

Pictura Paedagogica Online

Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung, Berlin Pictura Paedagogica Online, the image archive on the history of education, has been collecting images from various collections and making them available online since January 2000. The image archive comprises more than 70,000 images, including a large inventory of book illustrations and postcards, but also smaller collections of photographs and […]

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, […]