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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
Research on persons in the holdings on the Nazi era generally only yield good results in certain cases.
"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An unpublished private letter from Hitler, backdated to 1 September 1939, instigated the German Reich's secret programme of mass murder of people with mental illnesses or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.
Records from the former BDC
In 1994, after many years of negotiation, the Federal Archives brought the records of the BDC from American administration into its own sphere of responsibility as the Berlin-Zehlendorf branch archives.