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Including online albums, legal documents, maps, books, oral histories, posters and finding aids.
Combining resources of a number of Jewish societies and institutes.
(17th-20th centuries; German, English and other facsimiles)
Access to facsimiles of German-Jewish periodicals from the Enlightenment until the Third Reich.
Digitized by various German institutions with support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
(18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries; facsimiles and some explanatory comments)
Gateway to the institute's digital collection, artifacts documenting German-speaking Jewry in the modern era.
Basic and advanced search capabilities, along with browse options.
(16th - 21st centuries; archival materials, memoirs and manuscripts, art and objects, books and periodicals, photographs, and audio recordings).
Project by the Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main which aims to digitise the library's complete Hebraica and Judaica collection.
Around 18.000 titles comprising the complete literature of the so-called Wissenschaft des Judentums.
(late 19th - early 20th centuries; PDF format facsimiles and annotations)

Digital library of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt, offering online access to a number of different collections including books, journals, manuscripts, newspapers and maps.
(17th - early 20th centuries; facsimiles)
One of the premiere journals of the 19th and early 20th centuries for politics, literature and art (and culture in general).
The articles contain many direct contemporaneous observations that can be considered primary evidence of the age.
Digitized by the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Bremen.
(1841-1922; fully searchable database with page facsimiles and underlying transcriptions).

German History in Documents and Images: Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany
compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1866-1890; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)
German History in Documents and Images: Wilhelmine Germany and the First World War (1890-1918)
compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1890-1918); images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)
German History in Documents and Images: Weimar Germany (1918/19-1933)
Compiled by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
(1500-1648; images, maps, German transcriptions and English translations)

Growing collection of digitized images from among the 11 million images in the Federal Archive.
Searchable by multiple access points or browsable by subject.
(19th-20th centuries; image database)

Includes primary documents in translation from Otto von Bismarck, Heinrich Class,
Gen. Friedrich von Bernhardi, Adolf Hitler, Helmuth von Moltke, Rosa Luxemburg,
Kaiser Wilhelm II; of the Internationale and of a Berliner Illustrierte readers' poll.
(1880-1925; translations)

The German Empire as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Treaty between Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Italy.
Includes additional declarations from each country.
(May 20-28, 1882; English transcription)

Over 50,000 images from German colonies.
A digitization project of the library of the Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft
of the Stadt- und Universitäsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main.
(19th -20th centuries; photo images searchable by database)
Illustrated book reflecting German national pride in the early 20th century.
(1902; facsimile book and images)
Colonies of the German Empire as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)

The German Imperial Navy as represented in contemporary postcards, photos, stamps and textual documents.
(1871-1918; facsimiles and transcriptions)

Click on "P" within a given chronology for primary source documents.
(German transcriptions with German and English translations)

Searchable German encyclopedia as a digital copy of the 1888 edition.
(Facsimiles)

A large collection of video eye-witness testimonies of German history, 20th century to the present.
Divided into three broad categories: Ereignisse (Events); Themen (Subjects) and Jahrhundertzeugen (centenarian witnesses).
(1910-present; video files of witness testimonies)

Documenting events from before Sarajevo until after Versailles.
Has many documents.
(pre-1914 - post-1918; translations and transcriptions)
A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1914-1918; transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1914-1919; translations)
(1914-1918; images, German facsimiles)

"Germany's Reasons for War with Russia:
"How Russia and her Ruler betrayed Germany's confidence
  and thereby made the European War."
(1914; English translations)

Newspapers for German soldiers at the front during WWI.
Digitized by Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg.
(1914-1918; German facsimiles)

See here for u-boats in WWII.
(1914-1918; English)

(11 November 1918; English transcription)

German National Anthem adopted 1922, though it was written earlier.
(German with English translation; 1841)

Session Proceedings of the Reichstag
from the Treaty of Versailles to the begin of World War II:
A digitization project of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (1918-1942; German transcriptions)
NB: Protokolle des Reichstags (1867-1918) are also available.

Documents of the Reich Chancellery of the Weimar Republic.
23 digitized volumes of the Cabinets from Scheidemann to Schleicher.
(1919-1933; transcriptions with linked Federal Archive apparatus)

Documents on German Foreign Policy, 1918-1945.
Tens of thousands of searchable German foreign policy communications and documents from the Weimar Republic and Third Reich.
50 volumes published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
(1918-1945; facsimile page images with downloadable PDF files)

Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1918-1941; translations)

Topographic maps at 1:25,000 scale from Germany of 1930 borders, including parts of what is now Poland
From BYU digital collections.
(1930; searchable or browsable access to facsimile maps)

Click on "P" within a given chronology for primary source documents.
(German transcriptions with German and English translations)
Documents from the Weimar Republic
(1918-1933; German transcriptions)

Fascism
Collections of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1920-1939; transcriptions and translations
From Leon Trotsky's 1930-32 pamphlet.
(English transcription).
A collection of documents directed against fascism and Nazism.
From the web resources of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
(1923-1934; German facsimiles)

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Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA.
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