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Official printed archives
Alongside the remaining holdings, the Federal Archives also has official printed archives, which are published by German authorities, organisations and agencies. more …
Library
The Federal Archives makes over two million publications available to staff and users in seven offices, with the most extensive inventory being 1.6 million volumes in Berlin-Lichterfelde. more …
Pictures and posters
The Federal Archives has pictures, aerial pictures and posters on German history. more …
Film
The Federal Archives collect German films of all genres - including newsreels, cartoons, documentaries and feature films - and from all epochs since the end of the 19th century. more …
Maps, plans and technical drawings
The archives of the Federal Archives also include maps, plans and technical drawings. more …
Military bodies and associations
The Federal Archives provides access to the archives of German military organisations since the early 19th century. more …
Personal papers
The national archives in the Federal Archives is supplemented by personal papers on German history. more …
Personal Archives/Genealogy
The archives of the Federal Archives contains a large number of personal records which serve, for example, to clarify length of service and nationality or that can be used for genealogical research. It is also possible that case files also contain notes on people. more …
Collections
The Federal Archives supplements its holdings with collections that have been transferred or compiled in the course of developing its holdings. more …