The owner of this website as per section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and responsible for the content as per section 55 para. 2 of the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement (RStV) is:

Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
53113 Bonn
Tel.: (02 28) 91 65-0
Fax: (02 28) 91 65-302

represented by its President
Prof. Dr. Hans Walter Hütter.

Director of the Collection and Creator
Dr. Dietmar Preißler

Director of Digital Services
Dr. Ruth Rosenberger

Project team
Ellen Lehmann (Head)
Sebastian Braun (Trainee)
Maike Bossler
Arnd Eßer (Technical Services)
Christian Gieseke
Lisa Haßler
Judith Koberstein
Alexandra Nebelung (Trainee)
Veronica Vargas Gonzalez
Maren Walther
Anika Dreßler (Student Assistant)
Imke Dyck (Student Assistant)

Please email your questions and suggestions to online-redaktion(at)

Dr. Matthias Hannemann

Design concept and design
Markwald Neusitzer Identity, Frankfurt am Main/Düsseldorf

Technical concept and realization
IP-Plus, Düsseldorf

Server administration
Kramer & Crew


Liability of content
As a service provider we are responsible as per section 7 para.1 TMG for our proprietary content on these sites under general law. However, according to sections 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor external information transmitted to us or stored on our sites, nor to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity. This does not affect obligations to remove the information or block its use under general laws. Corresponding liability is first assumed, however, as of the point where we become aware of a specific legal infringement of the law. We shall remove without delay such content on becoming aware of the corresponding legal infringements.

Liability of links
Our services contain links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we can accept no responsibility for this external content. The respective service provider or operator of the linked sites is responsible for the content. The linked sites were checked for possible legal infringements at the time the link was created. Illegal content was not discernible at the time the link was created. However, any permanent reviewing of the content of linked sites is not possible without firm indications that there has been an infringement of the law. We will immediately remove such links should such legal violations become known.

The content compiled by the operators of the respective sites and the works on said sites are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, dissemination and any form of exploitation outside the scope of copyright requires the prior written permission of the respective author. Downloads and copies of this site may be made for private, non-commercial purposes on request to the Foundation. Should the content on this site not have been compiled by the operator, third-party copyright shall be observed. In particular, third-party content shall be designated as such. Should you nevertheless notice a copyright infringement, please inform us immediately.

Picture credits
New photographs for this site were mainly taken by Benjamin Westhoff and Axel Thünker. An individual picture credit is given for all images for which the Foundation obtained exploitation rights from third-party rights holders. We ask that you notify us immediately should, for all the care we have taken, third-party rights have been impinged.

This website went online in May 2019.