Reunification Revisited

Goethe Institut Thirty years after German reunification put an end to the 1949 division of Germany into East and West, the questions remain:  How did people in both socialist East Germany and capitalist West Germany think about organizing their societies? What was important to them, and what didn’t work out as planned? What can we learn […]

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin The aim of the German Digital Library (DDB) is to give everyone free access to the cultural and scientific heritage of Germany via the Internet – to millions of books, archives, pictures, sculptures, pieces of music and other audio documents, films and sheet music. As the central national portal, the DDB […]

Netzwerk 3te Generation Ost

Netzwerk 3th Generation Ost / Adriana Lettrari, Berlin The “3rd Generation East” is a network of all those who were born in the GDR between 1975 and 1985 and who actively play their role in shaping society. The network tries to discover, describe and actively promote the associated competencies. The website introduces recent activities such […]

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, […]

Server for digital historical maps

Leibniz Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz Maps on German history cover a period from the 14th century to the 2000s, including economic topics, streets or the German regional / federal territories. Animated maps show the development of railroads and shipping or the shifting borders of Prussia in the 19th and 20th century. Server for digital […]

Making the History of 1989

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Making the History of 1989 has three key features: a substantial collection of high quality primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives; and lesson plans and document based questions provide historical context, tools, and strategies […]

East German Propaganda

Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI This site offers a wide range of documents and images focused on East German propaganda efforts. The collection includes posters, pamphlets, speeches, political cartoons, and other documents. East German Propaganda website

German History Intersections (launch Fall 2020)

German Historical Institute, Washington, DC German History Intersections is a new source-based digital project that examines three broad themes – migration, knowledge and education, and “Germanness” – from 1500 to the present. The project aims to move beyond traditional period-driven history, situate Germans and Germany within larger transnational contexts, and use digital media to bring […]