Archive guide to German colonial history


About Them: is a website that provides information about archives related to the history of German colonialism. The website is in German and is maintained by the German Federal Archives (Bundesarchiv) and the German Foreign Office.

The website contains a searchable database of archives that contain documents related to German colonialism, including archives from government agencies, companies, mission societies, and private individuals. The archives cover the period from the early 19th century to the end of the colonial era in the early 20th century, and include documents related to the administration of the colonies, economic activities, missionary work, and scientific research.

The website also provides background information on the history of German colonialism, including a timeline of key events, biographical information on important figures, and links to related websites and resources.

Overall, the website aims to provide researchers and the general public with access to information about archives related to German colonialism, and to facilitate research and discussion about this important but often overlooked period of German history.