Das Bundesarchiv

directly to navigation directly to subnavigation directly to article

Navigation

Subnavigation

Organisation

Management of the Agency
As a higher state authority, the Federal Archives fall under the Minister of State for Culture in the Federal Chancellery, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. more …
Central Administration Department (Department Z)
Department Z is responsible for central administration of the Federal Archives. more …
Departments General archival and research matters and Archival technology (Dep. GW and AT)
Departments GW and AT are responsible for General archival matters and supply central technical services. more …
Department Federal Republic of Germany (Department B)
The Department Federal Republic of Germany (B) is located in the main offices in Koblenz and is responsible for the records of the central civil authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany (since 1949), including the Western occupation zones (1945 – 1949). more …
Department German Reich (Department R)
Department R holds the archives of the central civil authorities of the German Reich (1867/71-1945), brought together again after being sundered due to the Second World War and the division of Germany. more …
Department Military Archives (Department MA)
The Department Military Archives in Freiburg im Breisgau is responsible for the archive material and documents of the Federal Ministry of Defence, the armed forces and the federal defence administration. more …
Department Film Archives (Department FA)
The Federal Film Archive in Berlin is one the largest archives of its kind in the world. In 1990, the state Film Archive of the GDR was integrated into the film section of the Federal Archives. more …
Department German Democratic Republic (Department DDR)
The Department DDR is responsible for the archives of the central state apparatus of the GDR and its predecessor in the Soviet occupation zone (SBZ). more …
Foundation Archives of Parties and Mass Organisations of the GDR in the Federal Archives (SAPMO)
SAPMO provides access to archives, created by parties and mass organisations controlling state and society of the GDR. Most of the documents were strictly secret before 1990 and are now open for consultation with the exception of personal information. more …