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Germanic Studies; Religious Studies; History; Art, Architecture and Design
DigiZeitschriften provides access to core German research journals across multiple disciplines: German language and literature, History, Religious studies, Arts, Comparative Literature, Economics, Law, Mathematics. It is the premier collection of backfiles for German scholarly journals. Modeled on JSTOR, DigiZeitschriften is a collaboration of 14 German libraries and 37 publishers supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). As of mid-2011, the archive contains 148 German academic titles in 19 subject areas, including 340,000 articles and 3.6 million pages. Additional material is added monthly.
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Germanic Studies
Book
1 online resource (29 items)
30,506 digital page images reproducing the following original documents from the London School of Economics and Political Science collection Statistics of the Third Reich analysed, 1933-1944: Monatliche Nachweise über den auswärtigen Handel Deutschlands(January 1933-June 1939); Der Aussenhandel Deutschlands Monatliche Nachweise (July 1939); and Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands (August 1939-1944). These publications illustrate a number of major topics, including: the importance of German trade with Eastern Europe; effect of new trade treaties with Southeastern European states concluded in 1934 and 1935; Germany's economic offensive beginning in 1934; growth of a "command economy" and the requirements of the Rearmament Program; balance of payments problem; and the defeat of "the traditionalists" with the dismissal of Schacht and Neurath and the appointment of Ribbentrop. Sondernachweis der Aussenhandel Deutschlands is particularly important as it provides a thorough breakdown of German foreign trade by commodity, volume and value on a monthly basis. The December issue of each year gives a final listing of annual figures.
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Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Book
1 online resource (18,735 images).
This collection provides documentation on Germany's relations with China during the interwar period. Germany was instrumental in modernizing China's industrial base and provided a military training mission and equipment for the armed forces of the Republic of China prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Republic of China, which succeeded the Ming Dynasty in 1912, was fraught with factional warlordism and foreign incursions. The Northern Expedition of 1928 nominally unified China under Kuomintang (KMT) control, yet Imperial Japan loomed as the greatest foreign threat. The Chinese urgency to modernize the military and its national defense industry, coupled with Germany's need for a stable supply of raw materials, put the two countries on the road of close relations from the late 1920s to the late 1930s. Although intense cooperation lasted only from the Nazi takeover of Germany in 1933 to the start of the war with Japan in 1937, and concrete measures at industrial reform started in earnest only in 1936, it had a profound effect on Chinese modernization and the capability of the Chinese to resist the Japanese in the war.
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Music
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1 online resource.
A collection of documents related to the composer's life and works.
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Physical extent
1 online resource.
This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
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Germanic Studies; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Jewish Studies
This digital collection from the Wiener Library in London offers searchable personal accounts of life in Nazi Germany, photographs, propaganda materials such as school text books, small publications and rare serials reflecting Jewish life in Germany from 1933 to after the war, life in the concentration camps, in hiding, emigration and refugee life. Items are arranged in five categories: over 1,200 eyewitness accounts, about 4,000 photographs, over 400 Nazi propaganda materials (many of which are very rare), various Wiener Library publications from the 1930s to the 1960s, and the library's biographical index cards.