Educational Work

Curricular and extra-curricular educational work represents an important focus of the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany’s work. Listed on this page you will find plenty of materials which may be conducive to your specific field of educational work, including classroom teaching materials as well as suggestions for working with contemporary witnesses in schools and extra-curricular educational institutions

CLASSROOM EDUCATION CATALOGUE: COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP AND GERMAN PARTITION

The classroom education catalogue currently contains a collection of roughly 200 didactic materials from different providers of curricular and extra-curricular education for engaging with the Communist dictatorship in East Germany and the history of German partition.
Go to Classroom Education Catalogue (German only)

WORKING WITH CONTEMPORARY WITNESSES

In 2009, the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, and the German federal states set up an online portal featuring contemporary witnesses.
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ADVANCED TEACHER TRAININGS AND PUBLICATIONS

In this section we list books, brochures and other materials for use in historical-political educational work, as well as announcements of advanced teacher trainings and conferences.
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HISTORY FAIR

The history fair is an annual event dedicated to a specific theme in German history within the European context. Over the course of the three-day event, participants also have the opportunity to present projects and initiatives of their own. The aim of this conference is to promote wide-ranging public engagement with the most recent contemporary history of Germany.
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RESEARCH EXPERTISE AND STUDIES

Are you looking for background studies on GDR history for schools, universities and adult education? The Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany has produced several expert studies of its own and in cooperation with partner institutions and organisations which can be downloaded free of charge.
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POLITICAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

In this section you will find lists of links to institutions dedicated to political education.
Go to lists (German only)

EXTERNAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

You can find more information and suggestions for working with contemporary witnesses as well as the project day ‘9th November’ on the websites of our partner organisations and institutions.
More information (German only…)

CONTACT PERSON FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR EDUCATION

Dr. Robert Grünbaum
Head of the Department for Retrospective Appraisal in Society, Publications, Extra-Curricular Education
Fon: +49 30-31 98 95-205
Fax: +49 30-31 98 95-224
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