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Military bodies and associations

The Federal Archives provides access to the archives of German military organisations since the early 19th century. The archives contains current records in conventional and digital form, as well as audio-visual sources. It is supplemented by collections and records of private origin.

The holdings of the Federal Archives include the written, picture and film archives of

Special groups

Research options

Advices for reference

The regulations governing the use of the reference service are contained in the Federal Archives Act (BArchG), the Federal Archives access regulations, the Federal Archives cost regulations and the reading room regulations of the Federal Archives. Please note that specific legal and contractual provisions may apply in the case of access to personal records and archives of private origin with copyright implications.

Reference locations

Several places provide a reference service for the Federal Archives: