Archiv für Zeitgeschichte

  • Archive for Contemporary History

Archival and Other Holdings

The Archives of Contemporary History of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich - ETH Zürich - ETH Zurich) collects written and audio-visual documents of private origin on Swiss History from the late 19th century to the present. Furthermore, it makes these historical sources available to the public. With its commitment to safeguarding and preserving Swiss cultural assets, it performs a task of national importance in accordance with the strategic orientation of the ETH Zurich. As a so called specialised archive, it complements the federal archival appraisal.The Archives of Contemporary History (AfZ) is part of the Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). It preserves and indexes mainly personal papers of individuals and archives of private organisations concerning the three thematic areas politics, economy, and history of the Jews in Switzerland. With its services, it enhances teaching and research on Swiss contemporary history in international context. This institution holds Holocaust related collections and projects among which for instance: the "Datenbank zu Presseberichten in jüdischen Periodika" and the "Bildarchiv Schweizer Juden (BASJ)".

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The Archives of Contemporary History of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) collects written and audio-visual documents of private origin on Swiss History from the late 19th century to the present. Furthermore, it makes these historical sources available to the public. With its commitment to safeguarding and preserving Swiss cultural assets, it performs a task of national importance in accordance with the strategic orientation of the ETH Zurich. As a so called specialised archive, it complements the federal archival appraisal.The Archives of Contemporary History (AfZ) is part of the Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). It preserves and indexes mainly personal papers of individuals and archives of private organisations concerning the three thematic areas politics, economy, and history of the Jews in Switzerland. With its services, it enhances teaching and research on Swiss contemporary history in international context. This institution holds Holocaust related collections and projects among which for instance: the "Datenbank zu Presseberichten in jüdischen Periodika" and the "Bildarchiv Schweizer Juden (BASJ)".

Opening Times

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Sources

  • Mémorial institution's website