The Fritz Bauer Institute maintains the written records of the research and education centre regardless of their media format. It maintains the documents of concluded research projects and creates supplemental written heritage collections on the Institute’s main topics and research focal areas. It accepts papers of public and private institutions/organisations as well as pre-and post-death literary legacies relating to Nazi mass crimes and their impact until the present. Moreover, the archive actively acquires material in the form of images, films, sound recordings and non-autonomous publications before and after 1945.
The Fritz Bauer Institute archive is obligated to archive
- Institute foundation documents
- direction documentation
- administration and programme areas documentation
- friends’ association Fritz Bauer Institute e.V. documents
- institute research project documentation
- supplemental historical heritage collections on the Institute’s main topics and research focal areas
The Fritz Bauer Institute archive voluntarily archives
- documents of public and private institutions/organisations on Nazi mass crimes and their impact until the present
- pre-and post-death literary estate bequests
- documents of external research projects
The Fritz Bauer Institute archive does not archive
- NS »memorabilia« such as medals, cigarette photos, uniforms, etc.
- collections of books with publications from or during the Nazi period – where appropriate, these may be offered to the Fritz Bauer Institute library
- materials that clearly do not relate to the collection on the Institute’s main topics and research focal areas