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:
Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation
Tel.: (02 28) 91 65-0
Fax: (02 28) 91 65-302
represented by its President Prof. Dr. Harald Biermann.
Director of Digital Services
Dr. Ruth Rosenberger
Online Editorial Team
Head: Ellen Lehmann
Stefanie Eimermacher, Bonn
Arnd Eßer (Technical Services)
Lina Harder, Berlin
Anja Hesse-Grunert, Leipzig
Sara Holitschke, Leipzig
Meike Rosenplänter, Bonn
Johanna Volkwein, Bonn (parental leave)
Maren Walther, Bonn
Lara Schmidt, Bonn (Student Assistant)
Please email your questions and suggestions on the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation website to online-redaktion(at)hdg.de.
Design concept and design
Markwald Neusitzer Identity, Frankfurt am Main/Düsseldorf
Technical concept and realization
Stiftung Haus der Geschichte receives funding from the budget of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
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The photographs for the Haus der Geschichte used on this site were mainly taken by Martin Magunia, Axel Thünker and Jennifer Zumbusch. For the Palace of Tears, Museum in der Kulturbrauerei and Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, the photographs were taken by Christoph Petras. 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 December 2016.