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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 divided city?
Around 1900, the city of Posen (now Poznań) was divided into a German Posen and a Polish Poznań. This is at least the impression given by the sources on population and spatial politics in the city. A look at everyday life and especially urban pleasure culture, however, gives us a more differentiated perspective.
Ambivalences of Sovietness
The network explores the supposed paradox of the group collective experience of repression and everyday individual Soviet 'normalization' through the example of Russian Germans and Soviet Jews. The focus is particularly on the peripheries of the late Soviet Union. Secondly, the effects of these...
Archive Treasure of the Month
Between 2007 and 2018, the Document Collection of the Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (DSHI) presented each month a particularly attractive or interesting archival document of general historical or political significance, as well as personal documents or...
Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN ("Letter from HAUS SCHLESIEN")
You want to find out more about Haus Schlesien, its events, topics and partners? The "Brief aus dem HAUS SCHLESIEN” ("Letter from House Silesia") will keep you up to date!
Call for Contributions: Childhood and Youth in Eastern Europe
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is now calling for contributions to our next thematic focus: “Childhood and Youth in Eastern Europe”. The aim is to shed light on the day-to-day lives and environments of children and young people in Eastern Europe,...
Collection of the East Prussian State museum with a Baltic German Department
The East Prussian State Museum (OL) is the central collection point for cultural heritage objects from East Prussia and the Baltic States, but its library also houses over 15,000 relevant titles relating to the area.
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Collections and holdings of HAUS SCHLESIEN
Everyday objects, art, literature, customs, knowledge, and much more: these are all cultural assets that hold a very special meaning for people. They are preserved in archives, libraries and museums where they are made accessible to future generations. Sometimes they can also be found in unexpected...
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Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
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Collections and holdings of the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History
At the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History (MrK) you will find everything important about Russian-German culture and history! The numerous holdings in the library, collection and archive offer interested visitors both a thematic introduction and the opportunity for further research or...
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...
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...
Der Weg ins Ungewisse ("The road to the unknown")
Millions of Germans who were forced to leave Silesia between 1945 and 1947 found themselves on a road into the unknown. The Poles who arrived here during this period already had this road behind them, however, their future was still uncertain. This touring exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN, which is...
Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten ("The stories behind the objects")
In the blog “Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten” ("The stories behind the objects"), HAUS SCHLESIEN brings to light Silesian life stories from the time between the German Empire and the People's Republic. Here you can discover, for example, how previously commonplace objects used in daily life...
Documentation of the home collections in Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany is home to several hundred centers of local history or “Heimatsammlungen” (homeland collections), which were founded after the end of the Second World War by refugees, displaced persons and ethnic German repatriates. The documentation of the Federal Institute for...
Documents and Materials relating to East Central Europe
Digital sources relating to the history of East Central Europe in open access. The online edition of "Documents and Materials on the History of East Central Europe" of the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe presents materials and sources on selected topics related to the...
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Donauschwäbische Zeitzeugen erzählen ("Danube Swabian eyewitnesses tell their stories")
Multiethnic coexistence, war and loss are formative experiences that affect a whole generation of people and can have a lasting impact on their children and grandchildren. The four-part film series "Donauschwäbische Zeitzeugen erzählen" ("Danube Swabian eyewitnesses tell their stories") gives...