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"We have woken up in a different world today" (Annalena Baerbock)
Statement of Copernico editorial staff on the war in Ukraine with some references where you can get information about background of the war.
"We, too, are stepping down from our role"
Web documentary about the German Drama Theater in Temirtau and the Germans in the Soviet Union between staying and leaving.
"Whoever is not for us is against us": The New Order and the Russian-German Youth in the Soviet Union (1917–1941)
What role did the Communist Youth League play in the politicization of German youth? What methods were used to influence the young people?
1920 - A province disappears
The First World War was an important caesura in the history of the province of West Prussia. The cornerstones negotiated in the Treaty of Versailles ended the integration of West Prussia into Prussian territory and incorporated the region into the newly founded Polish Second Republic. This led to...
Agata, Dorota, Iwona, Jolanta
"What luck that we had this kindergarten!" All four say. That was in the early 1970s. Agata and Jolanta now live in Germany, Dorota and Iwona have stayed in Masuria. Lehndorff Castle, the "Pałac", was a place they all felt happy. In those stately rooms they had a feeling of security and comfort, they played among the old oaks, went swimming in the lake. It was a microcosm away from the adult world with its worries and traumas.
She is known as a Green Party politician and for her longstanding role as Vice President of the German Bundestag. After retiring in 2005, she became a freelance author. Her first book project “Doppelleben” (Double Life) tells the story of Heinrich von Lehndorff, one of the conspirators of the events of 20 July 1944 , and his wife Gottliebe. It is a moving biography of two young aristocrats that tells of their daring and their love.
Arbeitsberichte ("Work Reports")
Summaries and descriptions of individual holdings of the Martin Opitz Library are published in the Arbeitsberichte ("Work reports") series.
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...
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...
Beiträge zur Geschichte der Deutschen in Polen und der deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen ("Contributions on the history of Germans in Poland and German-Polish relations")
In the "Beiträge" (contributions), the Martin Opitz Library publishes various works dealing with the history of Germans in Poland and German-Polish relations.
"I’m a typical post-war child," says Bettina Bouresh. Born in 1950, she grew up burdened with German guilt and the traumas of her mother's family, who had lived in Allenstein until 1945. She herself felt homeless for a long time. Until one day she found her place: in Masuria. Here she found a home – and in Steinort Palace her life’s work. Today she is vice-chairwoman of the Lehndorff Society.
Bohemian Forest Seminar
Lectures, audience discussions, film screenings, concerts – entertaining and authoritative contributions to German-Czech cultural history are presented by the Cultural Advisor for the Bohemian Lands at various locations around the Bohemian Forest region.
Born in Bohemia and Moravia – (un)known to us?
Did you know that Ferdinand Porsche, constructor of the VW Beetle, came from Bohemia? Or that the author of "The Robber Hotzenplotz", Otfried Preußler, was born in 1923 in Reichenberg (Liberec) in what was then Czechoslovakia? The touring exhibition of the Cultural Office for the Bohemian Lands "In...
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: Eastern Europe (post)Colonial
Where can Eastern Europe be placed in the current debates about (post)colonial traditions? What colonial attributes and practices of domination 'from outside', and what colonizing conditions within the greater region of 'Eastern Europe', can be identified? Are there interrelations with Ottoman or...
Call for Papers: Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for contributions for a new focus on the topic of "Eastern Europe: Spaces, Borders, Projections", which will be published in Spring 2023 in the portal's thematic magazine.
Call for papers: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present
The online portal "Copernico. History and Cultural Heritage in Eastern Europe" is calling for submissions for the new topic in focus "Jewish Life in Eastern Europe – Past and Present".
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 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.
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 –...