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Archive of the GDR-Opposition at the Robert Havemann Society

Archivführung im Archiv der DDR-Opposition
The Archive of the Opposition to the GDR, founded by the Robert-Havemann Society, is the largest and most significant amongst the so-called ‘reappraisal archives’. With its impressive collection of personal documents, the Archive offers a wealth of alternative and contrasting source material to that found in state and party files.


  • 10437 Berlin Schliemannstraße 23 , Germany
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  • German

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • clothing: unknown quantity
  • graphics: unknown quantity
  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 1000-
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • memorabilia (posters, flyers, stamps, etc.): 1000-
  • music recordings: unknown quantity
  • paintings: unknown quantity
  • photos: 1000-
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 1000-
  • video recordings (including oral history recordings): 1000-
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • international

Date of founding

  • 1992

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Access type

  • visits by appointments


Author(s) of this page

  • Sonnenberg, Uwe


Krone, Tina , interview by Sonnenberg, Uwe, April 28, 2016, January 24, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-03-02 14:52:51