Digital Archive Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum, Berlin The FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum digital archive offers documents, interviews, pamphlets, photos, and architectural drawings from the Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg districts of Berlin. Its largest digitized collection focuses on social movements in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Visit the archive

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Oral History Archive

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington/DC The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jeff and Toby Herr Oral History Archive is one of the largest and most diverse collections of Holocaust testimonies in the world. The Museum conducts its own interviews, and also actively collects testimonies produced by individuals and institutions such as libraries, archives, […]

Deutsche Fotothek

Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden A rich collection of online image resources, including the web portals “Map Forum” and “Worldviews”, Vormärz caricatures and architectural drawings, regional photography on Sorbian Culture and workers photography from the Weimar years, or GDR art, everyday life and furniture design. Deutsche Fotothek website

Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett

Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig, and Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel Virtuelles Kupferstichkabinett (virtual gallery of prints) provides access to more than 108,000 digitized works on paper, the collection ranges from 15th century woodcuts to German graphic arts up to 1800 and covers a huge variety of early modern topics – from religion, mythology and magic to […]

Holocaust Sources in Context

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington/DC Find primary sources with detailed descriptions and English translations, carefully selected by Holocaust scholars. Instructors can set up customized courses featuring a variety of sources and perspectives—including diaries, letters, testimonies, art, and other materials from the Holocaust. Holocaust Sources in Context website

ZEFYS newspaper information system

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz Zeitungsinformationssystem (ZEFYS) provides currently more than 300.000 issues from 193 historical newspapers from Germany and foreign newspapers in German. The portal is especially focused on the 19th and early 20th centuries and provides access to, for example, Prussian newspapers or important newspapers of the former GDR. ZEFYS website

Early Holocaust Testimony

European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project (EHRI) As the persecution and mass murder of European Jews unfolded, and shortly after the liberation, activists set out to document the fate of their communities. Jewish historical committees in several countries collected documents, artifacts and testimonies and brought together a major body of evidence – yet one which was […]

Avatar Project: Germany since 1945

Students are assigned an imaginary person in postwar Germany — an “avatar” — and narrate that individual’s life over 60 years through a series of short assignments.

Debate: Reichstag 1930

In this assignment, students spend one class session as the 1930 Reichstag, debating the question, “Germany, what now?” They are assigned to different political parties and must defend their solutions to the country’s problems.