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Collection of historical German periodicals from Central and Eastern Europe online

The Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (Regensburg/Germany) is pleased to announce the complete digitization of its collection of historical German language newspapers and popular calendars, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag. The 47 periodicals from the territory of today’s Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine, Latvia, Russia and Georgia are available on, where in the future a large number of digitized historical materials of the Germans from Central and Eastern Europe will be online in open access.

The periodicals are to provide a basis for different fields of research by furnishing valuable sources for historians, philologists as well as sociologists. Due to the multicultural composition of the communities, in which the newspapers and calendars originated – the German settlers in Eastern Europe often formed only a small part of the population –, these periodicals are important documents for the history of various social classes and ethnic groups in Eastern Europe.

For more information please contact Tillmann Tegeler, Project Coordinator ( or Albert Weber, Curator (

Albert Weber
Institute für East and Southeast European Studies
Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg/Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 941 94354-88
Fax: +49 (0) 941 94354-85

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