Our library is a special library. The focus of the collection is the history of German evangelical church in the 19th and 20th century, especially

  • the evangelical church in the GDR
  • the oecoumenic movement
  • the christian peace movement
  • the struggle between German Christians and the Confessing Church 1933-1945 ("Kirchenkampf")
  • the Protestant church in the former German terrorities
  • the settlement movement
  • the Society of Friends/Quakers
  • german Protestant parishes in foreign countries.

As a reference library its holdings may only be used in our reading room. Until 12 a.m. we accept orders for books which will be handed out at the same day. Copies from books may be made by the user himself, if the condition of the book allows it (0.20 Euro per copy).

The library is a closed stacks library. Open access is only permitted to a small part of its holdings, namely, a collection of reference works which are located in the reading room. All others are submitted by request.

You may search through our holdings by using the online catalogue OPAC. Our collection is integrated within the Virtual Catalogue for Theology and Church, too. 

Please contact:

Dana Rathmann-Sens
Tel.: (030) 22 50 45 - 51
Fax: (030) 22 50 45 - 40

Contact us

Evangelisches Zentralarchiv
Bethaniendamm 29
10997 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 22 50 45 - 20
Fax: +49 30 22 50 45 - 40

Opening Times:
Mon - Thu 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Usage is possible at any time during the hours of operation. Reservations are not required.

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