In our Christmas DDBspotlight, we investigate the Christmas classic that is gingerbread, rediscover medieval professions (keyword: "Zeidlerei"), take a closer look at the spice trade and find out why some gingerbread is baked with beet syrup.

Die in der Weimarer Republik erbrachten Fürsorgeleistungen bildeten ein direktes Resultat der Folgen des Ersten Weltkrieges. Kriegsopferversorgung, die Armen-, Witwen- und Waisenversorgung sowie ein stetig wachsendes Heer arbeitsloser Leistungsempfänger bildeten eine schwere Hypothek für die erste deutsche Demokratie. Zahlreiche soziale Härten vermochten dabei von kirchlichen Einrichtungen abgemildert zu werden.

On the occasion of Ancient Numismatics Day on 6th November, we wish to deal with some very exciting objects from the German Digital Library in this article: with ancient coins – and with the interest of our ancestors in the mysterious messages of the stars for their future.

In Casino Royale, James Bond foiled the plans of the villain Le Chiffre with a dramatic poker tournament; in the opera Carmen, the cards foretold the heroine’s ominous fate and in Agatha Christie’s Cards on the Table, the private detective Hercule Poirot solved a tricky case with the aid of a bridge game score table. It is apparent that cards

Nach der Ausrufung der Republik und der Übertragung des Amtes des Reichskanzlers auf Friedrich Ebert veröffentlichte der neu eingesetzte Rat der Volksbeauftragten am 12. November 1918 einen „Aufruf an das deutsche Volk“. Mit einem darin enthaltenen Satz wurde der Grundstein für das am 30. November 1918 durch die Verordnung über die Wahl zur „Verfassunggebenden Deutschen Nationalversammlung“ garantierte Frauenwahlrecht gelegt.

The Gerda Schimpf Photographic Archive maintains and manages the photographic and biographical estate of the Berlin photographer Gerda Schimpf (1913-2014). Gerda Schimpf ran a photographic studio in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1946 onwards. She photographed many prominent artists, scientists and politicians of that time.

Bread made from wood: in addition to the hottest food supertrends of 2021 like mochi ice cream, adaptogens and sushi bakes, is THIS the next big hype of the year? Or just the latest stomach upset? We’re heating up the oven and daring to venture forth into this previously uncharted culinary abyss so that no one else will have to

The first Berlin telephone book was published on 14th July 1881, just over 140 years ago. Just in time for this anniversary, the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin (Museum for Communication Berlin) has digitised the Berlin telephone books from1881 to 1902. The digital copies can now also be viewed in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library) and they invite you

The Museum August Kestner is the oldest city museum in the state capital Hanover. Since its opening in 1889, it has been the only establishment in Hanover and its wide surroundings which has presented 6000 years of applied arts in four collection areas: ancient and Egyptian cultures, applied arts with a design collection and one of the largest collections of

In the section “Im Blickpunkt” (“Focus on”), we present special highlights from archives represented in the Archivportal-D. This month's article by Dr. Jonathan Voges is about the League of Nations, the predecessor organization of today's United Nations.