- Schleswig-Holstein State Archives
The history of the Archives began in 1870 as "preußisches Staatsarchiv," later to become the existing Landesarchiv. The State Archives experienced damage from an air raid in April 1945, but records had been relocated to avoid destruction. The Archives relocated in 1979 to Prinzenpalais. In the summer of 1991 the new headquarters of the State Archives was officially inaugurated.
The State Archives hold extensive records on the history of Schleswig-Holstein region. Their collections include records of the history prior to 1867 (Duchy of Schleswig, Duchy of Holstein), Prussian administration 1867-1946, records of the region during the Nazi period as well as extensive state administrative documents, individual records, photos and special collections. Among others contains restitution- and/or compensation-related materials: Sozialministerium Schleswig-Holstein; Finanzministerium Schleswig-Holstein; Landesfinanzamt / Oberfinanzpräsidenten / Oberfinanzdirektion; closed files
An extensive collections overview with thorough descriptions of the Archives' holdings can be found online: http://184.108.40.206/bestaendeCMSII/.
Monday to Friday: 08:30am to 05:00pm
The Neubau (new building, 1991) is where the reading room is available for research use. The Archives recommend that a written inquiry be submitted prior to one's visit.
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