The platform www.zeitzeugenbuero.de was set up 2009 by the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany with the support of all German federal states and the Federal Ministry of the Interior. About 370 men and women who witnessed the years of German partition and had an active part in overcoming it can be contacted through the platform and invited to speak with young students interested in the study of contemporary German history. In addition, the database provides links to numerous English-language didactic materials, websites, online exhibitions, books and documentary films. The platform is geared toward journalists, schools and other institutions of historical and political education and is gradually expanded with new interviewees, teaching materials and historical focuses.
Brochure Contemporary Witnesses of Divided Germany
The brochure Contemporary Witnesses of Divided Germany. Educational Materials provided by the Federal Foundationprovides information on the portal www.zeitzeugenbuero.de, presents the educational offers of the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany as well as memorial sites and museums in Berlin and Brandenburg with English-language offers.
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