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The database National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933-1945 is an academic research database offering essential Primary Sources on the history of the Third Reich in the form of a virtual digital archive.

Following subjects are covered:

-          National Socialist state and the NSDAP

-          National Socialist ideology and propaganda

-          National Socialist justice and legislation

-          Resistance and persecution

-          Annihilation and expulsion


For assistance in the work with the Primary Sources, supplementary materials biographies, reference works, lists of abbreviations, inventories are available in the database.


de Gruyter Verlag consulted with an academic advisory board of prominent historians, archivists and librarians on the selection of publications and in the conceptual planning.

The members of the advisory board are:

-               Wolfgang Benz
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung

-               Brita Eckert
Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933–1945 der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek

-               Josef Henke

-               Peter Longerich
Research Centre for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History, London

-               Elisabeth Niggemann
Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

-               Hermann Rumschöttel
Staatliche Archive Bayerns

-               Udo Wengst
Institut für Zeitgeschichte


In the database, you can call up introductory essays by Udo Wengst on National Socialism, by Wolfgang Benz on the topics Holocaust and Resistance and by Brita Eckert on Emigration and Exile.


In this chapter, you will receive further information on the contents and publications in the database National Socialism, Holocaust, Resistance and Exile 1933-1945 as well as a short overview of the search options and default settings.


      Summary of Contents

      List of Publications

      Search Options

      Preferences / Interface Languages