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 American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, DC Four-part series of ordinary Germans’ recollections of the end of WWII in Bremen, collected by Kevin Ostoyich. Rubble Child’s World website
Helmut Walser Smith, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN A collection of maps – some interactive, some are archival, others are fashioned by the author using ArcGIS. This collection is one of three. German History Maps, 1945-2020 website
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 […]
Worksheets and reading guides designed to pace students through their first time reading a German novel, Die Wolke by Gudrun Pausewang.
Homework/in-class assignment designed to prep students to watch the documentary “Das war Bitteres aus Bitterfeld” (1988) and introduce them to the idea of primary sources.
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 […]
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 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 […]
Bundesarchiv The Federal Archives keeps approx. 12 million still pictures, aerial photographs and posters from modern German history, covering especially Weimar Republic and Nazi Reich as well as GDR and Federal Republic of Germany in a searchable database. The Digital Picture Archives of the German Federal Archives website