To walk through Berlin is to walk on historical ground. Few other places in the world hide so many distinct layers of history beneath the surface. Many traces of the past have faded over the years, however, to such a degree that even the historically inclined pass them by completely oblivious.
berlinHistory’s goal is not only to allow the hidden past to be seen and experienced, but also to preserve it for future generations. Towards this end we have created a digital platform for all cultural institutions, museums, archives, private initiatives, local historians, and individuals. Various types of historical documents – whether photos, texts, videos, audio recordings, historical postcards, eyewitness accounts, before-and-after images, or guided tours – can be uploaded to the interface and made available to the public.
The German Resistance Memorial Center is a close cooperation partner of berlinHistory app. On the 75th anniversary of the attempted coup against Hitler, we want to commemorate resistance to the Nazi regime. For this occasion we plan to match up stories of resistance in Berlin to the locations where they occurred.
Information on berlinHistory app is available here: www.berlinhistory.app/english
You can download the berlinHistory app via the following links: