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The Arolsen Archives are an international center on Nazi persecution with the world’s most comprehensive archive on the victims and survivors of National Socialism. The collection has information on about 17.5 million people and belongs to UNESCO’s Memory of the World. It contains documents on the various victim groups targeted by the Nazi regime and is an important source of knowledge for society today. Located in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic (BStU). Federal commission which holds the records of the former East German secret police - the Stasi. Includes a description of their holdings and instructions on who may access these records and the process for doing so.
Founded as a result of the joining of the Archive of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) and the Archive of the Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU). The Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD) is itself a union of all the Protestant churches in the several German states, creating an alliance of independent churches of the various Protestant denominations. The Evangelical Church of the Union (EKU) is the successor organization of the Prussian State Church.
In the mid-to-late 1800’s millions of German citizens left their homeland and settled as immigrants in the United States. The 1900 U.S. Census documented that over half the citizens in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota were German immigrants or their descendants. GAHC’s focus is cultural programs and immigrant contributions.
The German Huguenot Museum which was founded in 1980 is housed in a former tobacco factory in the Huguenot town of Bad Karlshafen. Exhibits relating to the history of the Huguenots are displayed on three floors. The society responsible for the museum is the Verein Hugenotten-Museum Bad Karlshafen e.V. It receives support from the German Huguenot Society and the town of Bad Karlshafen.
The German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA® serves as the national membership association for German-American heritage. GAHF cultivates a greater awareness for German-American heritage and history through outreach efforts that deepen cultural understanding.