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Films and Associated Film Material
Information on the use of film archive holdings
Biografische Bildsammlung
English version
Investigation of National Socialist Crimes
The Records of the Central Office of the Judicial Authorities of the Federal States for the Investigation of National Socialist Crimes in Ludwigsburg
Conventional library catalogues
Konventionelle Kataloge
Library holdings on the military
Bibliotheksbestand zum Militär
Research on the GDR
Archives on the western occupation zones outside the Federal Archives
The records of the Allied Control Authority and the Allied Security Agency of the Allied High Commission have been passed on to the Federal Archive in rather piecemeal fashion.
Research on the Nazi era
"Euthanasia" in the Third Reich
An unpublished private letter from Hitler, backdated to 1 September 1939, instigated the German Reich's secret programme of mass murder of people with mental illnesses or disabilities, which cost the lives of more than 200,000 patients by 1945.
NS archives of the Ministry for State Security
The so-called NS archives of the Ministry of State Security arrived in the custody of the Central State Archives of the GDR after the disbandment of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) in 1990.