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"What you can carry on your own"
On November 18, 1944, nine-year-old Elsa Beck flees the Hungarian village of Máriakéménd with her mother and sister. Elsa's mother allows her to take with her what she can carry herself. Elsa decides to take her school suitcase. Today, this is held in the Danube Swabian Central Museum in Ulm.
A Transylvanian church fur from South Africa
Among the numerous pieces of traditional costume at the Transylvanian Museum in Gundelsheim is one whose change of ownership and the resulting journey render it a fitting symbol of the collective fate of entire families, indeed entire Saxon village communities from northern Transylvania in the 20th century.
Archive | Collection | Museum
Art Forum East German Gallery ("Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie")
The Art Forum East German Gallery (KOG) is an art museum with an outstanding collection ranging from Romanticism to Modernism and a unique focus on art creation in Eastern Europe. Here you can discover paintings, sculptures and graphic art by German artists who lived and worked in the region...
Publication project | Conference project
Bekenntnis und Diaspora (“Creed and diaspora”)
The international workshop held in 2018 and the resulting anthology deal with the history of the German-speaking Reformation and with German-speaking Protestantism in the countries of Central and Southeast Europe.
Capital of Culture Project "Timisoara Collection"
Since November 1, 2021, the Digitale Forum Mittel- und Osteuropa e.V. has been dedicated to the realization of a digital collection of historical documents on the "European Capital of Culture Timisoara 2023" and thus follows on from the successfully implemented Digitalis projects (Kaschau/Košice...
Central Description of the Collections of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association (ZBB)
Everything at a glance: The Central Description of the Collections of the Herder Institute for Research on Eastern and Central Europe provides a structured overview of the analog and digital collection holdings available at the institute and links to catalogs and inventory databases.
Changing Publication Cultures in the Eastern European and Historical Sciences
New, digital forms of publication, including the possibility of Open Access publishing, are changing the publication culture of scholarly historiography. The joint event series of the Herder Institute, the Collegium Carolinum and the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies traces...
Collection of the Martin Opitz Library
The Martin Opitz Library is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad region –...
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie
With its collection and in-house art library, including an artists’ archive, the Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie (KOG) pursues a unique mission within Germany: to preserve, communicate and research the artistic heritage of the formerly German-influenced areas in Central, Eastern and Southeastern...
Complete collection of research materials of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe – Institute of the Leibniz Association
The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association is home to an extensive and diverse range of collections relating to East Central Europe, including a library with a music and press collection together with an image archive and a document and...
Contemporary witness finding aid at the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE)
Contemporary eyewitness reports like life and family stories, diaries and reports of escapes, travel notes and interviews are all important doors into the past. But where can I find contemporary eyewitness reports?
Cultural Office for the Danube Region
The Cultural Advisor organizes events, projects, and exhibitions regarding the culture and history of Germans in Southeastern Europe. An important aspect of this are the activities directed at young people.
Current research on...
The workshop series run by the Herder Institute presents current research trends and topics of historical research on East Central Europe.
Discover the Danube region with Danube Places, the virtual travel guide of the Danube Swabian Museum! Many towns between the Danube city of Ulm and the Serbian capital of Belgrade have a connection to the migratory movements of the 18th century. This website (www.danube-places.eu) introduces 80...
Danube Swabian Museum
Migration has always been an important part of European history and continues to be an issue of great significance today. The Danube Swabians are a German minority in Eastern Europe, whose ancestors emigrated to Hungary in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Danube Swabian Museum in Ulm is not only...
Danube Swabians. Departures and encounters
"How happy is the German man, who can speak with Hungarians in their own tongue." An observation from 1805 of something that was essential for the survival of German settlers in Hungary at that time. This permanent exhibition at the Danube Swabian Museum offers a journey of discovery into the...
Danube. River stories
"Look at me, says the Danube. Great am I, beautiful and wise. There is no one in Europe who could hold a candle to me." The Hungarian writer György Konrád put this not exactly modest statement into the mouth of the great river when he opened the first International Danube Festival in Ulm in 1998...
Deutsche Minderheiten im östlichen Europa (German minorities in Eastern Europe)
Why was the political representative of the German minority in Romania elected President in 2014? How do the German minorities in Russia and Poland influence Berlin's relations with Moscow and Warsaw? The research and documentation project " Deutsche Minderheiten im östlichen Europa” (German...
Digital Danube Swabian Image Archive
The Danube Swabian Central Museum researches, digitizes and publishes over 1,000 historical photographs from its collection.