Historical Centre for Democratic Socialism
Since 2017, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung has been consolidating various lines of inquiry and tasks under the newly created Historical Centre for Democratic Socialism. In addition to topics in the politics of history, the new division includes the political education programme Lernen aus Geschichte (Learning from History), research and editorial work on Rosa Luxemburg, and the archive and library of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. These all form part of the collective memory of the democratic socialist movement and of the party Die Linke (including its predecessor organizations) since 1989–90.
The RLS’s lines of historico-political inquiry are highly differentiated. Topics such as the history of Communism and Stalinism, East German history and the history of relations between the GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany, as well as anti-fascism and National Socialism are supplemented by the history of the Left in more recent times, particularly in West Germany, and the history of the new social movements.
The Gesprächskreis Geschichte (History Discussion Group), or GKG, federally coordinates the RLS's work on historical policy and tries to integrate new topics into the work of the RLS, while also addressing younger actors.
The archive and library of the RLS provide an extensive and well-founded range of literature and archive materials to an interested public, as well as to the foundation’s staff and scholarship holders. The focus is on information on the political development and history of Die Linke, its environment and predecessor organizations, PDS and WASG, as well as literature and source material on all topics and questions relevant to emancipatory left-wing politics in the spirit of democratic socialism.
|Senior Advisor for Contemporary History and Historical-Biographical Learning|| Anika Taschke|
Phone: +49 3044 310 151
|Senior Advisor for Contemporary History and Politics of Remembrance|| Bernd Hüttner|
Phone: +49 421 79477261
|Research Staff, Coordination/Dependent Foundations|| Christine Gohsmann|
Phone: +49 30 44310131
|Research Project Staff for Revolutions||Dr. Uwe Sonnenberg|
Phone: +49 30 44310 425
Archiv Demokratischer Sozialismus
|Lead Archivist|| Bärbel Förster|
Phone: +49 30 44310 185
|Archive|| Katharina Köpping|
Phone: +49 30 44310424
|Archive|| Andrea Paul|
Phone: +49 30 44310476
|Archive|| Jan Runkwitz|
Phone: +49 30 44310423
|Archive|| Udo Wolter|
Phone: +49 30 44310422
|Archive|| Elena Jerkin|
Phone: +49 30 44310 140