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Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin (IfZ)

The Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) is a supraregional research institute with the legal status of a public foundation. The Institute was founded in Munich in 1949 and since 1950 has been supported by the Federal Government of Germany and the federal states. Since 1975 the IfZ has been a member of the “Blaue Liste,” or “Blue List,” the group of research institutes which formed the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in 1995 (Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Society), now referred to as the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (Leibniz Association). The IfZ, two departments of which are based in Berlin, conducts research on twentieth-century German history in its international contexts. It is the sole institute in Germany to cover the entire domain of the twentieth century in its research activities. The Institute also houses a library and an archive and is responsible for the Obersalzberg Documentation near Berchtesgaden.


Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin (IfZ)

Leonrodstraße 46 b
80636 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 12 68 8 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 12 68 8 - 191

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