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Dagmar Strauss Yaari  about 160 letters from her parents from the 1930s and a book project

Jüdische Allgemiene by Ayala Goldmann  17.08.2020

"Mrs. Strauss Yaari, your book is a life project: The letters of your parents Irene and Gottfried Strauss were found in your mother's Melbourne apartment in 1996." ...
I contacted Yad Vashem, and a friend of mine said, "Contact the research group 'Facts & Files' in Berlin They can check the Federal Archives for you...."

Their Lives Before Us (English Edition) by Dagmar Strauss Yaari



Der Spiegel 16/2000


"Old Files, new Facts"
by Hans Michael Kloth
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Article about the new field of histical service providers like Facts & Files in the year 2000.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


"This painting belongs to my family"
by Eva Gruberová
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About Provenance Research on "Führer Museum Linz" and the art collections of Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring and Martin Bormann.


Süddeutsche Zeitung, Nr. 102 of 05/03/2012

"Best regards, A. Hitler" of Rudolf Neumaier
"Such a source we did not expect", said Frank Drauschke, who co-supervised the project for his private historical research institute Facts & Files, Berlin .
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Politiken of 04/28/2012

"Krigens tabu kom frem i lyset"
of Anna Bech-Danielsen, Interview with: Frank Drauschke, Inga Adriansen, Mikkel Christoffersen

Berliner Morgenpost of 03/04/2012

"Treasures from the attic"
by Astrid Herbold
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Der Tagesspiegel of 01/03/2012

"Crowdsourcing. Anyone can participate: How libraries use Web 2.0"
by Astrid Herbold
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Süddeutsche Zeitung of 08/02/2011

"Daddy wrote nothing again"
by Rudolf Neumaier

Mittelbayerische Zeitung of 07/21/2011

"That is the material, dissertations are made of"
by Heinz Klein
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Die Zeit, No. 18 of 04/28/2011

"History as a good. The company will pay."
by Christian Staas:
"Facts & Files in Berlin and the office Reder, Roeseling and auditors in Cologne are the most prominent."
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lrt.lt of 04/07/2011

Archyve – kasdieninės karo istorijos
(Archive - daily military history)

Deutsche Welle of 04/05/2011

"Everyday stories from WWI preserved in massive European archiv"
by Tamsin Walker

Die Welt Online of 03/29/2011

"Individuals documenting the First World War" 
by Jana Kugoth
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DAMALS. The Magazine of History and Culture of 03/27/2011

Project Launch "The First World War in everyday documents".
Pictures, letters and memorabilia wanted
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EPD of 03/24/2011

Internet Portal collects stories from the First World War.

Handelsblatt of 08/22/2010

"The hidden history of 43 000 paintings"
by Christian Herchenröder
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 07/31/2010

by Lisa Zeitz
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Nürnberger Zeitung of 07/29/2010

"Database illuminates dark arts chapter. GNM presents project 'gallery Heinemann online'"
by Herbert Heinzelmann
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Der Tagesspiegel of 07/16/2010

"Potsdamer Platz. The wall on the roof"
by Lothar Heinke
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Berliner Zeitung of 07/16/2010

"The wall on the roof. Joachim Gauck opens Panoramapunkt"
by Mathias Raabe
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Nürnberger Nachrichten of 07/08/2010

"New approaches at the search of lootes art.
Nürnberger Database goes online: Information to 43 000 paintins und 13 000 clients"
by Birgit Ruf



die tageszeitung, January 21, 2008

"Forgotten raids. The suppression and isolation of Jewish bankers, industrialists, and entrepreneurs within the Nazi era is still only little researched. An anthology is now introducing some cases from Berlin"
by Judith Luig




Neue Musikzeitung of 09/2007

"humanities- study - and beyond?
The German Culture Board organizes a congress to labour market culture"
by Gabriele Schulz
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Der Tagesspiegel, August 29, 2007

"'Help yourself!'
Aryanization in Berlin: Young Historians reconstructed the History of Expropriations"
by Konstantin Sakkas
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arbeitsmarkt, May 29, 2007

"Infobroker - researchers and time savers"
by Raymond Twiesselmann
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arbeitsmarkt, February 13, 2007

The Business Idea
"Recovering archival treasures"
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Berliner Morgenpost, February 4, 2007

"Courage to Face the Past.
Making Money with History is possible"

by Dieter Salzmann




Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 26/27, 2006

"Enterprisers with esprit"
by Lisa Zimmermann
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L'Expansion, February 16, 2006

"La Dresdner Bank assume enfin son passé nazi"
(The Dresdner Bank finally clears its Nazi past)
by Thomas Schnee
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L'Expansion, February 16, 2006

"Le business des historiens d'entreprise"
(The business of corporate historians)
by Thomas Schnee

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, February 9, 2006

"The business with history"
by Daniel Siemens

Die Zeit, CHANCEN, December 1, 2005

"How to make money with history?"
interview by Thomas Röbke
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Financial Times Deutschland, November 4, 2005

"Eternally yesterday"
by Horst von Buttlar
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Review H-Soz-u-Kult, September 30, 2005

"www. Youth opposition in East Germany"
review by Danuta Kneipp and Enrico Heitzer
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Der Tagesspiegel, September 29, 2005

Pictures are sought-after for a photo essay on the history of Berlin soccer"
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Wuppertaler Rundschau, August 3, 2005

"Who does remember the Nuxalk Indians?"
by Stefan Seitz
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Märkische Oderzeitung, July 2./3., 2005

"The victims have been given a name.
Memorial stone at the Donskoje cemetery in Moscow reminds of the 1000 German victims of Stalin's terror"
by Frank Mangelsdorf
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Uni Info 9/2004

"Exciting document search in dusty rooms"
by Sarah Hemmen
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Das Parlament No. 29/30, July 12, 2004

"Kidnapped, arrested and liquidated.
Book of the Dead: 1.000 victims of Stalinist persecution get names"
by Luise Wagner

Focus No. 12, March 15, 2004

German victims are identified
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Berliner Morgenpost, March 11, 2004

"Commemoration book for German victims in Moscow"
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Berliner Zeitung, March 11, 2004

"Scholars plan to publish a Book of the Dead.
Commemoration for German Victims of Stalinist Persecution"
by Andreas Foerster
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Rheinischer Merkur No. 11, March 11, 2004

"History - A Business.
Historians offer knowledge as a service"
by Benedikt Valendar
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Stiftung Aufarbeitung, Press Release, March 9, 2004

Book of the Dead for German Victims of the Stalinist Terror
on the Moscow Cemetery Donskoje
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Unicum Beruf 6/2003

"Making Money with History"
by Hans Christof Wagner

Berliner Zeitung, October 11./12, 2003

"Researchers of the Rosenstraße"
by Hans Christof Wagner
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Nuernberger Nachrichten, September 24, 2003

"More than just intention is needed.
Debate on Nazi-confiscated cultural issues in Nuremberg"
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La Liberté, July 7, 2003

"L'histoire d'entreprise, plus efficace qu'un slogan publicitaire"
(Corporate history, more efficient than any advertising slogan)
by Thomas Schnee
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Handelsblatt, June 2, 2003

"Small companies discover their history"
by Ann Katrin Johannsmann
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Märkische Allgemeine, July 4, 2002

"Facts, Facts, Facts"
by Nadine Kraft
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Anwalt Das Magazin 01-02/2002

"Historical advice and research for lawyers"
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Die Geschaeftsidee 2002/01

"Company Biographer"
by Burkhard Schmidt
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Password 10/2001

"Additional retrieval of archival information"
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Die Zeit, April 5, 2001

"History for an hourly rate"
by Ulf Schönert
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Berliner Morgenpost , September 15, 2000

"Archival Research for Cash"
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Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 22, 2000

"In the Universe of the Archivist"
by Constanze v. Bullion
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jobpilot.de, June 16, 2000

"Learning from Market Economies"
by Guido Schneider
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Der Spiegel 16/2000


"Old Files, new Facts"
by Hans Michael Kloth
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Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 30, 2000

"Facts and Files"
by Jens Schley
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