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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!
Archive | Library holdings | Holding
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...
Courland Property Records
The online edition “Kurländische Güterurkunden” (“Courland Property Records”) provides researchers with access to a central collection of sources relating to the Livonian-Kurlandic history of the late Middle Ages and the Reformation period in registry form and in part with full texts. It...
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...
Digitalization project | Research project
Deutsche und polnische Akteure der Neuen Ökonomischen Politik (NĖP) ("German and Polish Actors of the New Economic Policy [NĖP]")
The Martin Opitz Library and the Viadrina University are currently cooperating in a project on document digitization, which is to be supplemented by an electronic thematic module on nationality policy and territorialization processes in Soviet Ukraine. Both are topics that, since the Crimean Crisis...
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...
Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e. V. (DiFMOE) has been dedicated to researching and digitally indexing historical sources from Eastern Europe and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
Digital Library of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008. In the middle of 2023, its holdings of periodicals included 254 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and annual...
Educational offers on the war against Ukraine
Russia's war against Ukraine has clearly demonstrated society's great need for secure knowledge about the country of Ukraine. With the project "Sustainable and broadly effective educational offers of the Leibniz Network Eastern Europe on the war against Ukraine", the GWZO is helping to close the existing knowledge gap.
Encounters with a German-Polish cultural landscape
The history of West Prussia is very multi-faceted. It is an example of a cultural landscape on the Baltic Sea that has benefited from its advantageous location in the heart of Europe for centuries, but has also frequently become the political plaything of rulers. The permanent exhibition in the West...
From Brothers to Business Partners
The Train of Brotherhood and Unity was founded in 1961 as a grassroots commemorative initiative by Slovenian and Serbian journalists. Eventually, it became a manifestation of socio-political cohesion among Yugoslav nations, and a ritualized instrument for economic networking between Serbian and Slovenian municipalities.
From Sample Case to Museum Piece
Over 100 years, and it's still on the move – despite its rather plain appearance, this old brown case has had a rather impressive "career". It was once a sample case for woolen fabrics, a trusted companion on vacation trips, a means of transportion on the run and a piece of furniture in the bare dreariness of a home for refugees. Today, on loan from HAUS SCHLESIEN, it is an exhibit in the Museum of the Lubuskie Region in Grünberg (Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej w Zielonej Górze), and a silent witness to a hundred years of history.
Museum | Collection | Library
HAUS SCHLESIEN is all about versatility! In the heart of the Siebengebirge you will discover a place that is not only peaceful, comfortable and atmospheric, but also an international meeting place and educational center where the culture of remembrance comes alive. On site, across Germany and...
Heckert Glassware 1866-1923
Comprising around 200 glassworks, this exhibition of the Silesian Museum offers a representative overview of the productions of the company Fritz Heckert, which was long considered one of the leading manufacturers of art and ornamental glass and enjoyed international success.
Holdings and collections of the Danube Swabian Museum
From a refugee’s suitcase to a popcorn maker, from the jacket of a forced laborer to a perennial Christmas tree: the holdings of the Danube Swabian Museum convey Danube-Swabian culture and history in a multifarious and eclectic way. An unexpected and special feature of the collection is that many...
Journal of East Central European Studies
The bilingual Journal of East Central European Studies (ZfO), published by an international editorial board at the Herder Institute, is one of the most renowned specialist organs for historical research on East Central Europe. It is published quarterly in open access and features scholarly articles...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part I
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The first part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the seven Silesian Cistercian monasteries from the Middle...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part II (Leubus)
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The second part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the oldest of the seven Silesian Cistercian monasteries...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part III (Kamieniec Ząbkowicki)
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The third part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the municipality and the Cistercian Abbey in Kamieniec...
Laima chocolate – a Riga icon
If you’ve ever visited Latvia, you’ll probably have heard of the chocolate brand Laima. Perhaps you’ll even have seen the Laima Clock, a popular meeting point in central Riga. Laima products have been among Latvia’s most successful exports all the way back to the 1920s. What’s less well known is that the company was originally founded by Jewish entrepreneurs.