Archive Study on SBZ/GDR Record Groups

The signet of the SED party at the building of the Central Comittee of the SED in Berlin is removed. 23.1.1990 Berlin. © Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-1990-0123-027 / Oberst, Klaus / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Study on Archives with Record Groups from SBZ or GDR in Berlin

Facts & Files was commissioned by the Berlin Commissioner for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship in 2021 to conduct a study on archives with record groups from SBZ/GDR Provenance in Berlin from 1990 to 2021.

The empirical study aims on to produce an inventory and evaluation of the archiving and documentation of record groups from SBZ/DDR provenance in Berlin.
For the study, data on the preserved archive holdings will be researched and evaluated by means of qualitative and quantitative surveys (including expert interviews), particularly with regard to preservation, digitization and use.

The results will be compiled in a final report, which will also formulate recommendations for action.


Frank Drauschke
Frank Drauschke
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20
Dr. Hans-Christian Bresgott
Facts & Files
P: +49 (0)30 / 480 986 20