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Everyday Life in Cold War Berlin: Primary Sources

A Research Guide

Using HOLLIS for Primary Sources

Using the Advanced Search in HOLLIS, combine a subject -- Berlin (Germany); Berlin Wall; Germany (West); or Germany (East) -- with one of the additional subjects listed here (see screenshot below). Then, if need be, limit the language to English. (For Berlin (Germany), not all your search results will cover the Cold War period.)

  • Pictorial works
  • Personal narratives
  • Biography
  • Diaries
  • Photographs
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Sources
  • Fiction
  • Drama



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