The database contains all bankruptcy proceedings in the 15 most populated cities in the German Empire and comprises 55,197 bankruptcy proceedings in the period from 1879 until 1914. The database has detailed information on all debtors and bankruptcy administrators. The digitized complete edition of the Deutsche Reichsanzeiger und Preußischer Staatsanzeiger is the origin of the data. The database was created as part of a dissertation project in legal history by Christoph Kling at the Chair for Civil Law, Rhetoric and European Legal History (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Falk).
The database is accessible to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License. The only condition is naming the source.