German History in Documents and Images (GHDI)

German History in Documents and Images (GHDI) is a comprehensive collection of primary source materials documenting Germany's political, social, and cultural history from 1500 to the present. It comprises original German texts, all of which are accompanied by new English translations, and a wide range of visual imagery. The materials are presented in ten sections, which have been compiled by leading scholars. All of the materials can be downloaded free of charge for teaching, research, and related purposes; the site is strictly intended for individual, non-commercial use.

Made possible by the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation and the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, GHDI has been undertaken in cooperation with the Friends of the German Historical Institute, the Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and IEG-MAPS, Institute for European History, Mainz.

The project is coordinated and managed by Kelly McCullough. If you have any questions about the project please send her an e-mail.

GHDI Editorial Board (2017)

  1. From the Reformation to the Thirty Years’ War, 1500-1648
    Greta Kroeker (University of Waterloo)

  2. From Absolutism to Napoleon, 1648-1815
    Jason Coy (College of Charleston) Jared Poley (Georgia State University)

  3. From Vormärz to Prussian Dominance, 1815-1866 
    Brian Vick (Emory University)

  4. Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany, 1866-1890 
    James Retallack (University of Toronto)

  5. Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War, 1890-1918 
    David Ciarlo (University of Colorado at Boulder)

  6. Weimar Germany 1918/19-1933

    Erik Jensen (Miami University of Ohio)

  7. Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

    Jonathan Wiesen (Southern Illinois University)
    Pamela Swett (McMaster University)

  8. Occupation and the Emergence of Two States, 1945-1961
    Volker Berghahn (Columbia University)

    Uta Poiger (Northeastern University)

  9. Two Germanies, 1961-1989

    Konrad Jarausch (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    Helga Welsh (Wake Forest University)

  10. One Germany in Europe, 1989-2015
    Konrad Jarausch (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
    Helga Welsh (Wake Forest University)