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ARGUS (Archival Search Engine)
ARGUS (Archival Search Engine)
The ARGUS search engine offers the possibility of cross-discipline research in the guide as well as in Federal Archives online inventories.
Picture database
Picture database
The Federal Archives digital picture database contains a continually growing selection of the approximately 11 million pictures, aerial photographs and posters on German history that are kept in the Federal Archives.
Central database for personal papers
Central database for personal papers
In cooperation with other archives and organisations, the central database for personal papers (ZDN) records and verifies complete and partial personal papers from over 1,000 institutions.
Film and video media database
Film and video media database
The database "Benutzungsmedien Film online" provides search-possibility in over 70.000 available motion picture film or video medias hold in the film departement of the Federal Archives.
Inventories and other finding aids
Inventories and other finding aids
Many inventories and other finding aids do not yet exist in digital form and are therefore not integrated into the online research offerings of the Federal Archives. More detailed information can be found here.
Network for SED-/FDGB archives
Network for SED-/FDGB archives
The portal offers cross-discipline information on SED and FDGB archives in the Federal Archives as well as the state archives of the former GDR and Berlin.
Portal for Forced Labour in the National Socialist State
Portal for Forced Labour in the National Socialist State
The information portal for Forced Labour in the National Socialist State offers information on archived materials concerning NS forced labour, its history and existing literature, while at the same time giving an overview of compensation activities and reparation measures from 1945 until today.
Inventory of sources on the history of euthanasia crimes between 1939-1945
Inventory of sources on the history of euthanasia crimes between 1939-1945
The inventory of sources on the history of euthanasia crimes between 1939-1945 gives an overview of the archive materials maintained by several countries concerning organised murder by the NS regime on those exhibiting psychological illness or mental disabilities.
Remembrance book - Victims of the persecution of Jews under the Nazi dictatorship in Germany 1933-1945
Remembrance book - Victims of the persecution of Jews under the Nazi dictatorship in Germany 1933-1945
In the online version of the remembrance book, research may be carried out into the names of the victims of the persecution of Jews under the Nazi dictatorship in Germany 1933-1945.
"Cabinet minutes of the Federal Government"(Die Kabinettsprotokolle der Bundesregierung) edition
The online edition of the Federal Government Cabinet minutes enables usage online of previously published volumes of these editions, including a cross-discipline search.
"Reich Chancellery files. Weimar Republic" edition
The Internet presentation published by the Historical Commission of the Bavarian Academy of Science and the Federal Archives of the files of the Reich Chancellery. Weimar Republic allows a search across the previously published edition volumes.
Catalogue of the Library of the Federal Archives
Catalogue of the Library of the Federal Archives
In the online catalogue of the Federal Archives, the library holdings of the Federal Archives from the acquisition year 1995 onwards and several older, already converted titles can be searched through.