Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933-1945 der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek
- German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library
Frankfurt am Main
The German National Library’s German Exile Archive 1933–1945 is a platform for discussing the subjects of exile and emigration during the Nazi era. We collect testimonies of exile such as publications, institutional and personal legacies – from all walks of life and regardless of the prominence of the individual concerned. Our goal is to capture the phenomenon of exile in all its variety and to facilitate access to our holdings. The establishment of the Exile Archive during the early post-war period was initiated by a number of émigrés and other persons, who saw it as an instrument of political enlightenment. This is another reason why we attach particular importance to the dissemination of cultural knowledge: we use exhibitions, publications and a varied events programme to communicate the complexity of exile between 1933 and 1945. We are thus making a significant contribution to a living culture of remembrance.