We may be self-isolating for the time being, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t travel the world! If you want to learn more about German history and culture, visit the Internet Archive to view digitized items from the University of Maryland’s collection of German books and periodicals.
This digital collection of 29 items spans from 1832 to 1923 and includes a variety of topics. With works on subjects as diverse as the Napoleonic Wars, the Dada movement, bacteriology, art and architecture, World War I, and German poetry, there is something for everyone!
Even if you are not able to read German, be sure to check out periodicals such as Der Blutige Ernst and Die Rote Erde to see vivid examples of the German Expressionist style of illustration. German Expressionism was an artistic and literary movement that peaked in the years following the first World War. If you’re interested in learning more about this subject, take a look at our German Expressionism libguide to learn more about the German Expressionist items in our collection.