Historisk Samling Fra Besaettelsestiden 1940-1945

  • Archives of Danish Occupation History 1940-1945

History

"Archives of Danish Occupation History 1940-1945" (Historisk Samling fra Besættelsestiden 1940-1945) is an institution which keeps archives from the time of the German occupation of Denmark and from the time immediate before and after this period. The institution is located at the university campus 3 kilometres from the centre of Esbjerg (Bus no. 5, 6, 14).

Archival and Other Holdings

An almost complete collection of Danish clandestine leaflets and books from the time of the German occupation make up the main part of the archives, but in connection to this you will find other material about the occupation in the form of photos, private archives, documents about the resistance movement, about the political parties and many other things. In general, the Archives cover all parts of Denmark. However, the geographical placement of the Archives in the western part of Jutland is reflected in the material.

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

An almost complete collection of Danish clandestine leaflets and books from the time of the German occupation make up the main part of the archives, but in connection to this you will find other material about the occupation in the form of photos, private archives, documents about the resistance movement, about the political parties and many other things. In general, the Archives cover all parts of Denmark. However, the geographical placement of the Archives in the western part of Jutland is reflected in the material.

Opening Times

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10-16h