Research Centers

Bonhoeffer Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Bonhoeffer Research at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. The USHMM has extensive archival and library resources pertaining to the history of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and related topics.  Because the USHMM library collects comprehensively with respect to the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany, it has a definitive collection [...]

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer Nachlass

Manuscripts, Notes, and Correspondence A substantial portion of Bonhoeffer’s personal library–from childhood writings to the period of his imprisonment–is archived at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin (SBB). These manuscripts, many of them marked by Bonhoeffer’s hand, are available for on-site scholarly research. For more information, visit the Bonhoeffer page at the library’s website by clicking below. [...]

The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Bonhoeffer Resources at Union The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary contains two downloadable bibliographies concerning Dietrich Bonhoeffer, addressing primary and secondary source material related to his life and activities. They are intended to be a near-exhaustive list of sources on Bonhoeffer, primarily in English. In addition to the bibliographies, two archival, non-circulating, collections of materials [...]




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