Having taken over the holdings of other scholarly libraries, the library also contains literature on other related scientific fields such as sociology, psychology, philosophy, religion, culture, science and technology, military and others.
The library currently contains more than 69,000 volumes and maintains around 130 periodicals from the fields of history, politics and administration. It also has a collection of 15 German-language newspapers and weekly magazines.
Collection’s Main Focus
- Ministry for State Security
- Modern dictatorships
- Communism and totalitarianism
- Soviet occupation zone/GDR
- German policy/German-German relations
- Developments in Eastern Europe / Central Eastern Europe
- Secret services
- Reappraisal of the past
- Biographies and biographical reference books