Network German Exile Archive 1933-1945

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The German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library is a place of debate on the topics of exile and emigration during the National Socialist era based in Frankfurt, Germany. The founding of the Exile Archive in the early post-war period was co-initiated by refugees themselves, who saw it as an instrument of political enlightenment. Today, the goal of the archive is to record the phenomenon of exile in its entirety and to make its holdings accessible to the public. The collection includes publications, institutional and personal bequests. In addition, the Exile Archive also carries out cultural transfer activities. We Refugees Archive keeps self-testimonies from the holdings of the German Exile Archive, e.g. Hanna Fuchs’s German poem “Knigge für Flüchtlinge”.