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

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 aim of the project is, firstly, to investigate the involvement of the ‘Reichsarchiv’ and its employees in the Nazi system. And secondly, to examine how its successors in East and West Germany (‘Deutsches Zentralarchiv / Zentrales Staatsarchiv der DDR’ and ‘Bundesarchiv’, respectively) have handled their ‘brown heritage’. A feasibility study will analyse the state of the available sources, produce a research design and develop early hypotheses.

Prof. Dr. Martin Sabrow

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 1.35
Phone: 0331/28991-57
Fax: 0331/28991-40

Email: sekretariat [at] zzf-potsdam.de

Dr. Peter Ulrich Weiß

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 0.17b
Phone: 0331/28991-15
Fax: 0331/28991-40

Email: weiss [at] zzf-potsdam.de

Forschung

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

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 aim of the project is, firstly, to investigate the involvement of the ‘Reichsarchiv’ and its employees in the Nazi system. And secondly, to examine how its successors in East and West Germany (‘Deutsches Zentralarchiv / Zentrales Staatsarchiv der DDR’ and ‘Bundesarchiv’, respectively) have handled their ‘brown heritage’. A feasibility study will analyse the state of the available sources, produce a research design and develop early hypotheses.

Prof. Dr. Martin Sabrow

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 1.35
Phone: 0331/28991-57
Fax: 0331/28991-40

Email: sekretariat [at] zzf-potsdam.de

Dr. Peter Ulrich Weiß

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 0.17b
Phone: 0331/28991-15
Fax: 0331/28991-40

Email: weiss [at] zzf-potsdam.de

Forschung