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Virtual exhibitions in the DDB

By Archivportal-D

Not only museums can create exhibitions: With the new virtual exhibitions of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek Germany's archives present their holdings to you: Witch hunts, destructions of World War 2, food in Hesse or migration and mortality in the early modern era? No problem! Visit the entertaining and attractively designed exhibitions.

The following virtual exhibitions of archives have been published in the DDB so far:

"And help your neighbor in need". The fire department Aschaffenburg

A virtual exhibition of the Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg

Die Freiwillige Feuerwehr Aschaffenburg

Postcard, 1912, from the collection of the city and monastery archive of Aschaffenburg (CC BY 3.0 Germany)

On the occasion of the handing over of written material and other documents worthy of archiving at the end of 2019, the Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg dedicates this exhibition to the new stock of the Aschaffenburg Voluntary Fire Brigade. It is the third in the exhibition series "Schaufenster zur Stadtgeschichte".

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km 26,7 - 100 years railroad station Brieselang

A virtual exhibition of the Gemeindearchiv Brieselang

100 Jahre Bahnhof Brieselang

"Bahnhof Brieselang 1994", from the collection of Arno Heinrich

On 25.10.1920 the Brieselang stop was opened at km 26,7 of the Berlin-Hamburg line. This laid the foundation for the further settlement of Brieselang, because the long walk from Finkenkruger station to the first settlement houses in Brieselang was over. Less than a year later, the station was upgraded to a station IV. class.

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Glowing church windows - two generations of glass artists Klonk

A virtual exhibition of the Landeskirchliche Archiv Kassel

Leuchtende Kirchenfenster

E. Jakobus Klonk: Jona unter der Rizinusstaude, Offleben 1974/75, aus der Sammlung von: Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel

This exhibition focuses on the sacred stained glass designs of the artists E. Jakobus Klonk and Erhardt Klonk. Biblical motifs from the story of creation, the life of Christ up to the apocalypse are thematized.

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The destruction of Darmstadt in the Second World War

A virtual exhibition of the Stadtarchiv Darmstadt

Virtuelle Ausstellungen Darmstadt

"Destroyed house in Darmstadt's Soderstraße", 1918, from the collection of the Darmstadt City Archive

75 years ago, the old Darmstadt was destroyed in a hail of bombs. Nearly 80 percent of the city center was destroyed. About one tenth of Darmstadt's population lost their lives that night, one of the highest loss figures of the Second World War. The "Brandnacht", the since then so-called night from September 11 to 12, 1944, represents the most terrible and momentous cut in Darmstadt's history.

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New in the city archive 2018-2020

A virtual exhibition of the Nuremberg City Archive

Virtuelle Ausstellung Stadtarchiv Nürnberg

Cover picture of the exhibition "Neu im Stadtarchiv

For the exhibition, a selection was made from the approximately 200 new additions from the years 2018 to 2020. They are all "New to the City Archive", have already been classified, indexed, packaged, some of them digitized and added to the holdings where they can outlive their time. The pieces are as diverse as the people who have left them behind, and bear witness to the constant change of all things as well as to the permanence of some phenomena. The exhibition was originally planned for the Small Foyer of the City Archive, but could not take place there due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic. It can now be seen here on the web and can be visited independently of time and space.

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About the handling of the discipline: The Marburger Karzer

A virtual exhibition of the archive of the Philipps-Universität Marburg

Virtuelle Ausstellung Archiv der Phillips-Universität Marburg

"View to the Karzerdoor", picture archive photo Marburg / Thomas Scheidt - fmd 10018613

The "Karzer" (arrest cell) has its roots in the universities of the Middle Ages and early modern times. The university was a legal area in its own right during this period. Professors, students and university employees were considered academic citizens whose jurisdiction was the rector. In all disputes and legal cases below the throat jurisdiction, the rector was their judge.

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"Magic is the devil's own work" - belief in witches and witch-hunting in Hesse

A virtual exhibition of the Staatsarchiv Marburg

Titelvignette aus: Abraham Saur: Eine kurtze / treuwe Warnung […] , aus der Sammlung von: Hessisches Landesarchiv - Staatsarchiv Marburg

Titelvignette aus: Abraham Saur: Eine kurtze / treuwe Warnung […] , aus der Sammlung von: Hessisches Landesarchiv - Staatsarchiv Marburg

Since the beginning of mankind, there has been a diffuse idea of supernatural powers, which allows for the possibility of magic by humans in addition to various god existences. While in the Middle Ages there was still a belief in isolated sorcerers and sorceresses who were able to perform damage or healing spells by means of magical practices, in the course of the 15th century the idea changed to a purely damage-oriented image of the witch acting in secret ...

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People Make City`s History! ...goes online

A virtual exhibition of the Stadtarchiv Nürnberg 

Titelbild der Ausstellung "Menschen machen Stadtgeschichte! ... goes online

Titelbild der Ausstellung

With the project "People make city history", the City Archives are actively involved in Nuremberg's application for the title of European Capital of Culture 2025. First hurdles have already been overcome and Nuremberg is in the second round of the application process. At the end of 2020, the decision will be made as to which of the applying cities will be awarded the title.

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Photographs for Cologne and the world. The history of the Rheinisches Bildarchiv

A virtual exhibition of the Rheinisches Bildarchiv

Michael Kerner, Taubenfütterung, Köln, 1962/1963, Aus der Sammlung von Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

Michael Kerner, Taubenfütterung, Köln, 1962/1963, Aus der Sammlung von Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln

The Rheinisches Bildarchiv of Cologne - RBA for short - is one of the largest art and cultural-historical picture archives in Germany with a stock of about 5.4 million photographs. Since 1926 and up to the present day, it has been a photo service provider for municipal institutions and, above all, Cologne's museums. The RBA documents art and culture in Cologne and the surrounding area, preserves important photographic estates of photographers and delivers photographs for Cologne and the whole world. In its early days, photo campaigns took place from the Lower Rhine to the Moselle and from the Eifel to the Bergisches Land.

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Litterals of all kinds. (Almost) 450 years of archival history of the University of Marburg

A virtual exhibition of the Archiv der Philipps Universität Marburg

Plan des ehemaligen Dominikanerklosters in Marburg, Jacob Cöster, Universitätsarchitekt, Zeichnung, 1834, Marburg, Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg

Plan des ehemaligen Dominikanerklosters in Marburg, Jacob Cöster, Universitätsarchitekt, Zeichnung, 1834, Marburg, Hessisches Staatsarchiv Marburg

Before the university, founded in 1527, took the management of its archives back into its own hands in 2006, the files had been deposited in the Marburg State Archives for around 120 years. How this came about is not untypical of archival history: Shortly after the founding of the State Archives in Marburg after the Prussian annexation of Kurhessen in 1866, its archivists tried to persuade the university to hand over their documents.

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Migration and mortality in the early modern period: from bills and church records

A virtual exhibition of the Landeskirchliches Archiv Kassel

 Kirchenbuch Langenselbold 1564 (Schädigung durch Tintenfraß)


Kirchenbuch Langenselbold 1564 (Schädigung durch Tintenfraß)

Invoices and church records are diverse and richly usable records of church archives and they offer exciting, often surprising insights. As serial sources they are of high social and cultural-historical value. The practice of keeping church records began in German-speaking countries with the Reformation. Church ordinances have regulated church bookkeeping since 1526 and entries were made independently of status, gender and assets. Therefore, church records often contain the only records of persons.

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Seal history - Kreis Gütersloh

A virtual exhibition of the Kreisarchiv Gütersloh

Titelbild der Ausstellung Siegelgeschichte Kreis Gütersloh

Titelbild der Ausstellung Siegelgeschichte Kreis Gütersloh

The collection of seals and stamps in the Gütersloh District Archive consists of several components: Seal and stamp stocks (see picture), seal and stamp impressions and replicas of some medieval and early seals of lordships and estates that make up parts of the present-day district area. Seals and stamps serve as a form of authentication or certification. The representative character was and is taken into account both in the inscription and in the frequent use of official symbols such as coats of arms or heraldic figures as seals and stamp images.

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Evangelische Bühnengilde Koblenz - "It's about higher things than just playing theatre!"

A virtual exhibition of the Archiv der Evangelischen Kirche im Rheinland

 Titelbild der Ausstellung "Evangelische Bühnengilde Koblenz"


Titelbild der Ausstellung "Evangelische Bühnengilde Koblenz"

In 1922, the 'Evangelische Bühnengilde Koblenz' (EBK) was formed as an element of the Protestant lay play, a small lay play troupe which had a decisive influence on the Koblenz community during the Weimar Republic with its theatre performances. The group's founder and chairman, presbytarian Walter Hoerder - actually the owner of a Koblenz bedding business - saw the Bühnengilde as an important branch of community work, providing entertainment and religious edification in the uncertain times after the First World War.

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Communicants, communication - a broad field

A virtual exhibition of the Landeskirchliche Archiv Kassel

 "Werbeprospekt und Schreibmaschine Mercedes Modell 6 Express (1930 - 1939)", aus der Sammlung des Landeskirchlichen Archivs Kassel

"Werbeprospekt und Schreibmaschine Mercedes Modell 6 Express (1930 - 1939)", aus der Sammlung des Landeskirchlichen Archivs Kassel

Communication has been part of the community of Christians from the very beginning. Its first missionaries, the apostles, used the good communication routes around the Mediterranean. Paul began the first of three missionary journeys documented in the Acts of the Apostles in the year 47. During the second trip he founded a church in Thessalonica.

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Behind the scenes: From the court theatre to the house of history - insights into 200 years of Mollerbau

A virtual exhibition of the Hessisches Landesarchiv - Staatsarchiv Darmstadt

 „Vorderansicht des Darmstädter Hoftheaters“, Lange, Julius (Zeichner); Hausherr (Stecher), Stahlstich, um 1830-1840, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesarchiv - Staatsarchiv Darmstadt (CC BY 4.0 International)


„Vorderansicht des Darmstädter Hoftheaters“, Lange, Julius (Zeichner); Hausherr (Stecher), Stahlstich, um 1830-1840, Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesarchiv - Staatsarchiv Darmstadt (CC BY 4.0 International)

In 1818 and 1819, Grand Duke Ludewig I commissioned the construction of a theatre building between the palace and the Herrngarten according to the plans of the Darmstadt court building director Georg Moller. The Court Theatre was one of the most important building projects in the development of Darmstadt into the capital and residence of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, which was created in 1806.

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"War paintings. The First World War in contemporary prints"

A virtual exhibition of the Hessisches Landesarchiv

 Gaskrieg, Rudolf Eberle (Graphiker), Graphik, 1916, Colmar, aus der Sammlung vom Hessischen Landesarchiv - Abteilung Hauptstaatsarchiv Wiesbaden

Gaskrieg, Rudolf Eberle (Graphiker), Graphik, 1916, Colmar, aus der Sammlung vom Hessischen Landesarchiv - Abteilung Hauptstaatsarchiv Wiesbaden

The First World War is anchored in European consciousness as the "primordial catastrophe of the 20th century" (George F. Kennan, 1979). The virtual exhibition of the Hessian State Archive shows graphic works of art created during the war.

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"Meals. Stories about eating in Hesse"

A virtual exhibition of the Hessisches Landesarchiv

 Gesundes Wasser, Plakat, 1905 und 1912, Bad Nauheim, aus der Sammlung von Hessisches Landesarchiv - Abteilung Staatsarchiv Darmstadt

Gesundes Wasser, Plakat, 1905 und 1912, Bad Nauheim, aus der Sammlung von Hessisches Landesarchiv - Abteilung Staatsarchiv Darmstadt

The name is the program for this virtual exhibition. Bon appetit!

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"Marburg becomes Prussian"

A virtual exhibition of the Archiv der Philipps-Universität Marburg

 Statuten der königlichen Universität zu Marburg, fol. 2r. UniA MR Urk. 91 Nr. 484, 1885, Berlin, aus der Sammlung vom Archiv der Philipps-Universität Marburg

Statuten der königlichen Universität zu Marburg, fol. 2r. UniA MR Urk. 91 Nr. 484, 1885, Berlin, aus der Sammlung vom Archiv der Philipps-Universität Marburg

Marburg University was Prussian from the summer of 1866 until October 1867. For the university, the Prussian annexation meant an enormous upswing: "Prussian university policy ... for the first time made Marburg a fully efficient, leading centre of teaching and research in some fields", Hellmut Seier judged in 1988.

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