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A Steinway for Eugen d'Albert?
In the “Eichendorff Hall” of Haus Schlesien in Königswinter there is a Steinway grand piano made of lemon wood. It a noteworthy museum object not only because the famous Steinway & Sons lettering is emblazoned on it, but also, and above all, because it was owned by Gerhart Hauptmann, the 1912 Nobel Prize winner for literature.
Cultural institute | Research institute
Adalbert Stifter Verein e.V. (Adalbert Stifter Association)
The Adalbert Stifter Association cultivates and promotes German-Czech dialogue. It keeps the German-Bohemian cultural heritage alive and contributes to a better knowledge of the common culture and its European contexts.
This richly illustrated magazine shows the many facets of German culture and history in Eastern Europe through essayistic and literary texts, photo spreads and popular science essays.
One topic, many approaches: In a relaxed atmosphere, sipping a beer or a glass of wine, people come together to learn about a variety of topics – some serious, some not so serious.
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!
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 –...
Collection of the Silesian Museum of Görlitz
Glassware, paintings, mementos – the Silesian Museum of Görlitz houses a diverse collection dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The regional focus of the collection is Silesia.
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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...
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Cultural Office for Russian Germans
Who are the Russian Germans? What were their experiences in the Soviet Union? How has their integration in Germany taken shape in the past and how is it continuing to evolve today? Russian-German repatriates are one of the largest migrant groups in Germany. Nevertheless, the majority of the...
Cultural Office for Transylvania, Bessarabia, Bukovina, Dobruja, Maramureș, Vltava, Wallachia at the Transylvanian Museum
The Cultural Office for Transylvania fulfills its duties according to § 96 BVFG (Federal Law on Refugees and Exiles), which obliges the federal and state governments to care for the cultural assets of expellees and refugees, to support and promote scientific research, and to preserve German...
Cultural Office for Upper Silesia
Through exhibitions, projects, excursions, workshops, conferences and other events, the Cultural Advisor for Upper Silesia communicates to a wide public in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic about the many diverse aspects and interconnections of the regional culture and history of Upper Silesia.
Cultural history seminar
The cultural history seminar of the Cultural Office for Russian-Germans is devoted to important questions: How do scientifically based projects on topics concerning the Russian-German minority or the (late) repatriates in Germany, which also have relevance to the broader public, come about? What...
Das Südostdeutsche Kulturwerk (SOKW) in München (“The Southeast German Cultural Society [SOKW] in Munich”)
How does an institute deal with its 70th anniversary when, from today's point of view, its founding involved a number of problematic aspects? This is the question that the Institute for German Culture and History in South-eastern Europe (IKGS) is currently grappling with. In this research project,...
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 for more than 10 years 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. At the beginning of 2021, its holdings of periodicals included 245 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and...
Digitalisierung seltener und unikaler Materialien zur deutschen Kultur und Geschichte Schlesiens ("Digitization of Rare and Unique Materials on German Culture and the History of Silesia")
Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
Electronic Reading Room (eL) of the Martin Opitz Library
Would you like to browse selected holdings of the Martin Opitz Library from your own PC? In the MOB's electronic reading room, you will find thousands of digitized documents – from historical address books to monographs, journals and much more.
Exquisite East Prussia
“Erlesenes Ostpreußen” (Exquisite East Prussia) is the name of the new video series by the Cultural Advisor for East Prussia and the Baltic States. The videos present literature from and about East Prussia und will be made available on the Youtube channel of the East Prussian State Museum.
Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
The Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) advises and supports the Federal Government in all matters concerning the research, presentation and development of German culture and history in Eastern Europe.