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Archives of Suppressed Literature in the GDR

The collection of “suppressed literature“ is the result of an academic project that questioned the established canon of literary history in the GDR and aims to morally rehabilitate the authors of this suppressed literature. The archive is held by the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship.



  • German

Name of collection

  • Archive of Suppressed Literature in the GDR

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 1000-
  • voice recordings (including oral history recordings): 10-99

Stakeholder(s) of the collection

  • Buchholz, Matthias

Date of founding

  • 2000

Place of founding

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Author(s) of this page

  • Sonnenberg, Uwe


Buchholz, Matthias , interview by Sonnenberg, Uwe, August 30, 2016. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-03-04 11:19:43