The Institute for Contemporary History includes the research departments in Munich and Berlin, the Federal Office for Foreign Affairs and the documentary Obersalzberg. In the primary city of Munich, our scientists are investigating Nazi rule and their prehistory as well as fascism in Italy. At the centre of the research on democracy are the Weimar Republic, German publish-warfare records and the vital improvement strains of the "vintage" Federal Republic in a European context. The look at of historic variations has been a focus of political and social exchange in Europe since the Seventies. The editors of the quarterly yearbook for present day records (VfZ) are also sitting in Munich. They are the leading specialist periodicals and the maximum essential historic magazine in Germany. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are across the world famed scientists, whore appointed via the Board of Trustees. They make certain the excessive level of studies paintings on the institute. The programming of the IFZ takes place in everyday discourse with this body. The Scientific Advisory Board advises the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees on fundamental questions of medical research and other sports. It often evaluates the clinical services and the excellent of the provider supplied by means of the institute and reviews to the Board of Trustees. The Institute of Contemporary History is a member of the Leibniz Association, which turned into founded in 1995 and assumed the professional call "Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz" in 1997. The Community goes lower back to the so-referred to as "Blue List" of 1977. The formal association with the Leibniz Association presently hyperlinks 86 independent studies establishments, inclusive of institutes, museums and significant libraries, and has dedicated itself to the maxim "technological know-how for the benefit and nicely-being of humans". Leibniz Institutes are operating on issues which can be socially, economically and ecologically relevant. They pursue fundamental studies, expertise-based and alertness-oriented research, keep clinical infrastructures and offer research-primarily based services. The Leibniz Association specializes in shifting knowledge to politics, technological know-how, commercial enterprise and the public. The institutes maintain intensive cooperation with the colleges, with industry and other companions at domestic and abroad. Since the mid-Nineteen Nineties there was a studies branch of the IfZ in Berlin. The cognizance right here was on the history of the Soviet Occupation Zone (SBZ) and the GDR. Historical transformation studies has also been devoted to German-German history because the 1970s. Also in Berlin is a part of the NS and post-battle research, which include the huge version venture at the persecution and murder of the European Jews (VEJ). On behalf of the Free State of Bavaria, the institute has designed a permanent exhibition that mixes the local history of Hitlers second authorities with an account of the principal factors of the Nazi dictatorship. Since its opening in 1999, the documentation has been supervised by using the Institute for Contemporary History, each scientifically and in a museum-precise way.