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World War II
"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 Doctor and his Military Case
In March 2015, a military case from the First World War was donated to the Transylvanian Museum. It accompanied Dr. Wilhelm Hager during World War I to the southern front – to Bosnia and the Isonzo, and then to the eastern front, to Galicia, Bukovina, Bessarabia and, finally, in 1918 to South Tyrol. Also as a Romanian citizen after 1918, Dr. Hager once again had to fight, this time on the side of the Romanian army. In 1919-1920 he took part in the campaign on the Tisza River as a medical officer of the reserve (medic cǎpitan).
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.
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.
Arbeitsberichte ("Work Reports")
Summaries and descriptions of individual holdings of the Martin Opitz Library are published in the Arbeitsberichte ("Work reports") series.
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.
Bestandsbeschreibung Westpreußisches Landesmuseum
The collections of the West Prussia State Museum are aimed at audiences interested in cultural history, including local historians and school classes. The library and archive offer possibilities for in-depth study and can provide basic information for local history and family researchers.
Borders in Art
Art knows no borders – or at least that is often claimed. This exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Borders in Art.” How do artists react to political events and possible restrictions? What influences do they process and what visual language do they develop? The exhibition focuses on three...
Research institute | Cultural center | Library | Archive
Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg e.V.
The Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg is an affiliated institute of the University of Augsburg and is dedicated to researching and communicating knowledge about the culture and history of the historical region of Bukovina as well as about Eastern, East Central and Southeastern Europe.
Collected memory - from German local museum to Polish regional museum
How were German local museums transformed into local Polish museums in the postwar period? What role did the German collections play in this process? Were they instrumentalized to convey political messages? The aim of the research project is to investigate these questions on the basis of Polish...
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 Pomeranian State Museum
The holdings of the Pomeranian State Museum include approximately 60,000 objects with a focus on painting and graphic art. Works by Frans Hals, Caspar David Friedrich, Vincent van Gogh and the legendary Croy carpet from 1554 are among the highlights.
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...
Library holdings | Archive
Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Archive | Holding | Library holdings
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...
German-Polish dialogue on museum exhibition and education work – HAUS SCHLESIEN offers German and Polish museum experts a forum for discussion and cross-border exchange through its curators' conferences.
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...