Contemporary | German history - Regina Schmeken | Major War Criminals 20.11.1945 - 01.10.1946 | 02100800
Contemporary | Colonialism | doctors trial - Nuremberg | 00309296
Contemporary | World War I | Trials against industrialists - Flick and Krupp Trial | 00309319
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | 00103430
Contemporary | Great Depression | IG Farben Trial 14.08.1947-30.07.1948 | 02101026
Contemporary | Nazism 1933 | The High Command Trial and trial against other generals - Nuremberg | 00309335
Contemporary | Nazism 1934-1945 | The Ministries Trial 04.11.1947-13.04.1949 | 02100230
Contemporary | Spanish Civil War | War crime trials in Oradour, 1953 | 00309354
Contemporary | World War II | Murder of Penzberg 28.04.1945 | 02100369
Contemporary | East Germany | Degesch Trial 1949 | 02100746
Contemporary | Cold War | Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials: Members of court inspect Auschwitz concentration camp, 1964 | 00309438
Contemporary | Germany after 1945 | Buchenwald-Trial in Dachau | 00309455
Contemporary | Major War Criminals 20.11.1945 - 01.10.1946 | Dachau Trials 1945 | 02100994
Contemporary | Doctors Trial in Nuremberg 09.12.1946 - 20.08.1947 | Second Treblinka Trial 1964-1965 | 02101000
Contemporary | Trials against industrialists - 18.04.-31.07.1948 | First aid supplies of the Marshall Plan 16.04.1948 | 02100929
Contemporary | EVG-Vertrag, 1952 | Berlin Blockade 24.06.1948-12.05.1948 | 02100381
Contemporary | IG Farben Trial 14.08.1947-30.07.1948 | Monetary Reform, Frankfurt Issuing Office, 20th June 1948 (b/w photo) | 00007956
Contemporary | The High Command Trial 02.01.1948-14.04.1949 | magistrate: splitting by the SED 1948 | 00330531
Contemporary | The Ministries Trial 04.11.1947-13.04.1949 | Allied military - farewell 1994 | 00332905
Contemporary | War crime trials in Ouradour 1953 | Anti-Reagan-Demonstration 11.06.1982 | 02275475
Contemporary | Murder of Penzberg 28.04.1945 | First comunal election, October 20,1946 | 00331692
Contemporary | Degesch Trial 1949 | Second comunal election, December 5,1948 | 00331703
Contemporary | Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials 1963-1965 | Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany 23.05.1949 | 02100932
Contemporary | Concentration camp trials Buchenwald 1947 | General Treaty (German Treaty), 26.05.1952 | 00312778
Contemporary | Dachau Trials 1945 | German Manifesto, 1955 | 00312811
Contemporary | Second Treblinka Trial 1964-1965 | sovereignty, end of the allied occupation of Germany, 05.05.1955 | 00312823
Contemporary | Marshall Plan June 1947 | Berlin Airlift 24.06.1948-12.05.1948 | 02100088
Contemporary | Berlin Blockade 24.06.1948-12.05.1949 | First military exercises of the Bundeswehr in Germany | 00318573
Contemporary | Monetary reform 20.06.1948 | Sinking of the submarine "Hai" in the North Sea, 1966 | 00318904
Contemporary | Splitting of the magistrate by the SED 30.11.1948 | Homicide of soldiers in Lebach, 1969 | 00319112
Contemporary | Allied Troops leaving Germany 1994 | Recruits drown at an accident at river Iller near Hirschforf, 1957 | 00319118
Contemporary | Anti-Reagan Demonstration 11.06.1982 | Conscripts of former East Germany in Hamburg, 1991 | 00319230
Contemporary | First election of the city council of Berlin 20.10.1946 | CDU unification congress in Hamburg, 1990 | 00325337
Contemporary | Second election of the city council of Berlin 05.12.1948 | CSU- Announcement of the association of CDU/CSU on November, 19th, 1976 | 00325386
Contemporary | Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany 23.05.1949 | FDP - unification party conference in Hanover 11.08.1990 | 00325441
Contemporary | German Treaty 26.05.1952 | Ban ot the KPD party 17.08.1956 | 02100827
Contemporary | London and Paris Conferences 23.10.1954 | SPD: Party conference: Munich 1982 | 00325690
Contemporary | End of the allied occupation of Germany 05.05.1955 | SPD: Unification party conference: 28.09.1990 | 00325699
Contemporary | Berlin Airlift 24.06.1948-12.05.1949 | EURO-Währungszeichen vor dem EURO-Tower, 2002 | 00102142
Contemporary | Founding of the Bundeswehr 1955-1960 | Schumanplan und Montanunion | 02100557
Contemporary | Submarine 'Hai' - accident September 1966 | signing of the Schuman Declaration | 00312767
Contemporary | Homicide in Lebach, 1969 | First election to the Bundestag 1949 | 00318135
Contemporary | Death of 15 soldiers in a training accident in the river Iller, 03.06.1957 | First German Bundestag 1949-1953: | 00318168
Contemporary | Eastern Command - Bundeswehr in the new states, 1990-1991 | German federal election 06.09.1953 | 02100749
Contemporary | CDU - unification party conference 01.10.1990 | Third German Bundestag election campaign 1957 | 00318221
Contemporary | Kreuth resolution 19.11.1976 | Fourth German Bundestag election campaign 1961 | 00318245
Contemporary | FDP - unification party conference in Hannover 11.08.1990 | Fifth German Bundestag election campaign 1965 | 00318281
Contemporary | Ban ot the KPD party 17.08.1956 | CSU politician Walter Zoeller in conversation, 1969 | 00318331
Contemporary | SPD party conference Munich 1982 | Seventh election to the German Bundestag 1972 | 00318370
Contemporary | SPD Unification party conference 28.09.1990 | Eight German Bundestag election campaign 1976 | 00318386
Contemporary | Introduction of the Euro, 2002 | Ninth German Bundestag election campaign 1980 | 00318428
Contemporary | Schumanplan und Montanunion | SPD election campaign poster, 1983 | 00318475
Contemporary | Schuman Declaration 19.03.1951 | CDU election poster and Adenauer bust, 1987 | 00318537
Contemporary | First West German federal election 1949 | 13. National election campaign 1994 | 00325060
Contemporary | Election of the first German Bundestag 07.09.1949 | 1983-1986: Flick - board of enquiry and Flick affair | 00317841
Contemporary | German federal election 06.09.1953 | 1984: affair Manfred Woerner - General Kiessling, board of enquiry | 00317846
Contemporary | German federal election 15.09.1957 | 1983. Census | 00317851
Contemporary | German federal election 17.09.1961 | 1987: census | 00317859
Contemporary | German federal election 19.09.1965 | 1985: spying board of enquiry | 00317875
Contemporary | German federal election 28.09.1969 | 1989: Germany's 40th anniversary | 00317880
Contemporary | German federal election 19.11.1972 | German-French relations, German-French friendship treaty, anniversary 1983 | 00318052
Contemporary | German federal election 03.10.1976 | German-Czech relations, German-Czech declaration December 1996 til January 1997 | 00318132
Contemporary | German federal election 05.10.1980 | West-Berlin: 750th anniversary of Berlin | 00366931
Contemporary | German federal election 06.03.1983 | Christian Wulff, 2010 | 00633863
Contemporary | German federal election 25.01.1987 | G20 Gipfel 2017 | 02572042

Germany after 1945

It was the 8th of May, 1945: the day of the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht. The war was lost, the Nazi state had collapsed. For Germany, the immediate phase after the war was known as "zero hour".

Reconstruction and denazification allowed a fresh start, step by step Germany was returned its independence. On May 23, 1949, the German Constitution came into effect, the Federal Republic was founded. But Germany had already been divided as the front line of the Cold War was running through the country. Adenauer accelerated an integration with the West and the rearmament of the Federal Republic. Meanwhile, the "economic miracle" spread prosperity and new optimism. Finally, Germany was internationally integrated and recognized again. However, the Berlin Wall intensified the German division. Chancellor Willy Brandt initiated a new policy towards the east and intensified the dialogue with Moscow and the German Democratic Republic. In the 1970s, the Federal Republic under Helmut Schmidt had to survive a recession, the oil crisis and the terror of the RAF in Germany's autumn of terror. The environmental and anti-nuclear movement had gained influence on politics and society, the Green Party was founded. After 40 years of division, Chancellor Kohl succeeded to reunite Germany in 1989/90, Berlin replaced Bonn as the capital of Germany.