Modern Records Centre
Germany Subject Guide:
Archives and Databases
Primary Source Documents at Eurodocs.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook:
- 19th Century Germany
- 1848 Revolutions
- The Holocaust
- World War II
- Post-war Europe (scroll down for specific documents on Germany).
The Weimar Studies Network - Provides updates on the latest news and research relating to Weimar Germany.
There is a lot of video material relevant to modern German history out there, encompassing archival footage, feature films, documentaries etc. As with the reading lists, the links below are intended as a gateway to exploring video sources relevant to the module and not an exhaustive list of the available material. You are encouraged to search and explore this material for yourself, though as with anything else you should treat such sources critically and cautiously.
The Third Reich:
- Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) (1935, Dir. Leni Reifenstahl) - Propaganda film of the 1935 Nuremburg Rally.
- Goebbels' Total War Speech, Sportpalast, February 1943 (German newsreel coverage, 5:35, see Nazi State, Doc. 40, 124-5)
The Third Reich in Colour (documentary):
- The Thrifty Pig (1941) - US Anti-Nazi propaganda cartoon.
- Wannsee Conference (1984) - German TV movie.
Interviews with Holocaust survivors (these are just a few of the testimonies on sites like Youtube):
- Here is Germany (1945, Dir. Frank Capra) - Allied documentary.
- Nazi Concentration Camps - Footage used by the Allies as evidence at the Nuremburg Trials.
- The Nuremburg Trials - British newsreel footage of the 'End of the Fuehrers'.
- Berlin Airlift - The Story Of A Great Achievement (1949) - British public information/propaganda film.
- East Berlin, 1950 - East German propaganda (in German, no subtitles).
- The Wall (1962) - US propaganda film on the Berlin Wall.
BBC News coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall (9 November 1989):
The Berlin Republic:
- German Reunification, 1990 - Footage from German TV.
- A Quick Guide to Bundestag Elections (also relevant to Federal Elections in West Germany, pre-reunification).
- 25 Years of the Berlin Republic (2014) - Roundtable discussion of the history of Germany since 1989.
- The Making of Angela Merkel (2013) - BBC Documentary