Research projects of the director Martin Sabrow

Historical Authenticity – Post-war History of the Federal Chancellor’s Office - Erich Honecker - German Archival Policy



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...

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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.

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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).

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