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Our online collection "Compensation for National Socialist Injustice" will soon go online in Archivportal-D.

On the initiative of the Federal Ministry of Finance and with the participation of a large number of partners and data providers, information on the relevant holdings of the federal government and the states will be brought together centrally for the first time. More than 500 holdings can be searched in a few days, grouped by topic. Many more archives will follow, as well as the access to a large number of already digitized files.

"Compensation" is a nationally and internationally intensively discussed chapter of contemporary German history. Step by step, the collection will provide historical education - background information, a bibliography and maps - on the topic.

Are you looking for compensation applications from the 1960s or are you interested in the negotiations with the Jewish Claims Conference? Are you looking for the exact text of the Federal Restitution Act? Would you like to know what relevant files exist in a specific German federal state?

Then you'll find what you're looking for in the new online collection starting June 1!


More online collections

Does your archive have historical files, photos or other archive material on a specific topic for which you would like to help design a online collection?

For example…

Mögliche Themenportale im Archivportal-D

Possible topics for a new online collection. (Photo credits top left: BArch, Bild 183-M0501-434 / Franke, Klaus).

Then we cordially invite you to join us!


Online collections provide a presentation opportunity for your own or cross-institutional cataloguing or digitisation projects and support us in our aim of establishing a Germany-wide search for archival material.

In order to help shape an online collection in Archivportal-D, your institution should be a data partner of the German Digital Library and Archivportal-D and make its finding aids available in the Archivportal-D.
You can find further information here.

Contact us if you are interested in developing an online collection!
We are looking forward to your message!

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Contact us:

portal-wiedergutmachung [at]

apd-themenportale [at]