Research projects of the director Martin Sabrow

Historical Authenticity – Violence against Weimar - Post-war History of the Federal Chancellor’s Office - Erich Honecker - German Archival Policy - The USSR and the German Question – The German Counter-Revolution (1918-1934) - Diaries of Jürgen Kuczynski

Forschung

Projekte

Article about the Stalin notes in the Leipziger Volkszeitung, 1952. Photo: Deutsche Fotothek‎, Fotothek df roe-neg 0006265 023 Porträt von Margarete Däumichen mit der Leipzige, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

The USSR and the Two German States 1949–1953. Sources from German and Russian archives

Ole Christian Kröning, Martin Sabrow

Associated Edition project

Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the ZZF (2013–2018)

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Martin Sabrow

Researcher: Ole Kröning

The German Counter-Revolution (1918-1934)

Martin Sabrow

Book project

The project deals with the history of the putschist right in the Weimar Republic. Its elitist project of overthrow was overshadowed by the National Socialist mass movement after 1923, and even after 1945 it did not receive a deeper examination that did justice to its historical significance.

Potsdam, Brauhausberg, Reichs Archive. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1993-0309-501 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The Nazi Past of the ‘Reichsarchiv’ and it's Meaning for Domestic German Archival Policy after 1945

Martin Sabrow, Peter Ulrich Weiß

Research project in cooperation with the Bundesarchiv
Researcher: Peter-Ulrich Weiß

German archives had willingly worked with the Nazi administration after 1933 and had actively supported its authority during the ‘Third Reich’. For most archives, their actions did not have any consequences after 1945.

The Diaries of Jürgen Kuczynski (1957-1997)

Martin Sabrow

Edition project
Cooperation project with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Central and Regional Library Berlin

Together with a editing team (Dr. Jens Thiel and Chris Vogelsänger) an annotated edition of the diaries of the economic historian Jürgen Kyczynski is being prepared. It covers the years 1957 to 1997, for which the diaries written by Kuczynski are available almost without gaps in the handwritten or typewritten original. The edition is accompanied by an introductory biographical essay by Martin Sabrow, which attempts to analytically grasp Kuczynski's role as a "bound intellectual" in the GDR.

Bookcover: Erich Honecker: Das Leben davor 1912-1945 (2016)

Erich Honecker

Martin Sabrow

Research project

This biographical project focuses on two areas of research: the importance of biographies in East German power relations and the role Honecker played in the GDR’s long-term political stability and the government’s sudden downfall.

Chancellery of the Federal Republic of Germany, desk of Konrad Adenauer
Photo: Private

The Chancellery. German Federal Democracy and the Nazi Past

Martin Sabrow, Thomas Schaarschmidt, Annette Vowinckel

Coordination: Martin Sabrow/ZZF, Annette Vowinckel/ZZF, Thomas Schaarschmidt/ZZF and IfZ Munich Berlin
Duration: December 2017 - November 2020
Funded by the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM).

Violence against Weimar

Elke Kimmel, Martin Sabrow

Media, exhibition and commemorative project
August 2021- December 2022
Cooperation project with the Walther Rathenau-Gesellschaft, the Rathenau Stift GmbH and Deutschlandfunk Kultur

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau media, exhibition and commemorative project deals with the violent challenges of the Weimar Republic 100 years ago, but also with the threats to German democracy up to the present.

Research projects of the director Martin Sabrow

Historical Authenticity – Violence against Weimar - Post-war History of the Federal Chancellor’s Office - Erich Honecker - German Archival Policy - The USSR and the German Question – The German Counter-Revolution (1918-1934) - Diaries of Jürgen Kuczynski

Forschung

Projekte

Article about the Stalin notes in the Leipziger Volkszeitung, 1952. Photo: Deutsche Fotothek‎, Fotothek df roe-neg 0006265 023 Porträt von Margarete Däumichen mit der Leipzige, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

The USSR and the Two German States 1949–1953. Sources from German and Russian archives

Ole Christian Kröning, Martin Sabrow

Associated Edition project

Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the ZZF (2013–2018)

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Martin Sabrow

Researcher: Ole Kröning

The German Counter-Revolution (1918-1934)

Martin Sabrow

Book project

The project deals with the history of the putschist right in the Weimar Republic. Its elitist project of overthrow was overshadowed by the National Socialist mass movement after 1923, and even after 1945 it did not receive a deeper examination that did justice to its historical significance.

Potsdam, Brauhausberg, Reichs Archive. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1993-0309-501 / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The Nazi Past of the ‘Reichsarchiv’ and it's Meaning for Domestic German Archival Policy after 1945

Martin Sabrow, Peter Ulrich Weiß

Research project in cooperation with the Bundesarchiv
Researcher: Peter-Ulrich Weiß

German archives had willingly worked with the Nazi administration after 1933 and had actively supported its authority during the ‘Third Reich’. For most archives, their actions did not have any consequences after 1945.

The Diaries of Jürgen Kuczynski (1957-1997)

Martin Sabrow

Edition project
Cooperation project with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Central and Regional Library Berlin

Together with a editing team (Dr. Jens Thiel and Chris Vogelsänger) an annotated edition of the diaries of the economic historian Jürgen Kyczynski is being prepared. It covers the years 1957 to 1997, for which the diaries written by Kuczynski are available almost without gaps in the handwritten or typewritten original. The edition is accompanied by an introductory biographical essay by Martin Sabrow, which attempts to analytically grasp Kuczynski's role as a "bound intellectual" in the GDR.

Bookcover: Erich Honecker: Das Leben davor 1912-1945 (2016)

Erich Honecker

Martin Sabrow

Research project

This biographical project focuses on two areas of research: the importance of biographies in East German power relations and the role Honecker played in the GDR’s long-term political stability and the government’s sudden downfall.

Chancellery of the Federal Republic of Germany, desk of Konrad Adenauer
Photo: Private

The Chancellery. German Federal Democracy and the Nazi Past

Martin Sabrow, Thomas Schaarschmidt, Annette Vowinckel

Coordination: Martin Sabrow/ZZF, Annette Vowinckel/ZZF, Thomas Schaarschmidt/ZZF and IfZ Munich Berlin
Duration: December 2017 - November 2020
Funded by the Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM).

Violence against Weimar

Elke Kimmel, Martin Sabrow

Media, exhibition and commemorative project
August 2021- December 2022
Cooperation project with the Walther Rathenau-Gesellschaft, the Rathenau Stift GmbH and Deutschlandfunk Kultur

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau media, exhibition and commemorative project deals with the violent challenges of the Weimar Republic 100 years ago, but also with the threats to German democracy up to the present.