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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

Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia
Jägerhofstraße 29
40479 Düsseldorf
Tel. +49 (0) 211 513613-0
Fax 0211 513613-54
E-Mail kontakt@hdg.nrw

represented by the Chairperson of the Presiding Committee, Professor Dr. Hans Walter Hütter.


Concept: Foundation House of History North Rhine-Westphalia, gewerkdesign GmbH und Ko. Kg, Berlin

Dr. Gabriele Uelsberg, Member of the Presiding Committee; Dr. Monika Röther, Director of Communications, Head of Scientific Staff

Design concept and layout: gewerkdesign GmbH + Ko. KG, Berlin

Project coordination: Yunus Kleff/gewerkdesign, Dr. Sara-Marie Demiriz, Gundula Dicke

Editing: Dr. Sara-Marie Demiriz, Gundula Dicke

Texts: Dr. Sara-Marie Demiriz, Gundula Dicke, Dr. Peter Henkel, Dr. Stefanie Johnen, Dr. Christian Möller, Dr. Heidi Sack, Dr. Jürgen Peter Schmied, Axel Timmermann, Christoph Schurian

Translation „Leichte Sprache“: Ada Mielentz/FRAMEGRABBER Medien GmbH, Hamburg

Accreditation of “Hörtexte” “Gütesiegel Leicht Lesen/A2”: capito Berlin, Büro für barrierefreie Information, die reha e.V.

Gütesiegel Leicht Lesen/A2

Translation English: Edmund Meinerts

Copy-Editing English: Ingrid Dixon

Production Media: FRAMEGRABBER Medien GmbH, Hamburg

Production Sign Language: Yomma GmbH, Hamburg

Programming Mediaguide: kulturbanause®, Berlin®

Speaker German: Eva Münstermann, Mark Bremer Speaker English: Jennifer Sarah Boone, Alex Dáttoma Speaker Sign Language: Katja Fischer, Benedikt Sequeira Gerardo

Consultation audio description: Ronja Schabbach


Liability for content

As a service provider we are responsible pursuant to Section 7 Para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for our proprietary content on these pages under general laws. However, according to Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (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. The obligations to remove information or block its use under general laws remain unaffected. A corresponding liability, though, is first assumed at the point of our knowledge of a concrete infringement of the law. When we become aware of such infringements, we shall remove such content without delay.

Liability for links

Our services contain links to external third-party websites. We have no influence over the content on these websites and, for this reason, cannot assume responsibility for it. The provider or operator of the linked sites is always responsible for the content. At the time the link was created, the linked sites were checked for possible legal infringements and no discernible illegal content was found. However, without concrete indications of such an infringement of the law, it is unreasonable to expect a permanent review of the content of linked sites. Should such legal violations become known, we will immediately remove such links.


The content created by the operators of websites and works on such 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 or creator. On request to the Foundation, downloads and copies of this site may be made for private, non-commercial purposes. Where the content on this site has not been created by the operator, third-party copyright shall be observed. In particular, third-party content will be designated as such. Should you nonetheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to inform us.

Picture credits

akg-images/picture-alliance/dpa (Nr. 37)
Andreas Lange (Nr. 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36)
Axel Thünker (Nr. 7, 8, 13, 15, 17, 26, 39)
BArch, B 145 Bild-P008041/o. Ang. (Nr. 2)
Deutsches Museum, München, SAM, Inv.-Nr. 1994-273, Fotograf: A. Kaufmann. (Nr. 22)
dpa/picture alliance/Klaus Rose (Nr. 25)
gewerkdesign GmbH + Co. KG (Nr. 1, 29, 38)
Imago/Klaus Rose (Nr. 10)
Institut für Stadtgeschichte Gelsenkirchen/Kurt Müller (Nr. 20)
Landesarchiv NRW, Abt. Rheinland, RWB 01413/0007/Carl August Stachelscheid (Nr. 6)
LVR LandesMuseum Bonn/Hermann Claasen (Nr. 34)
Manfred Vollmer (Nr. 16)

Despite the care we have taken, should the rights of third parties have been infringed, we ask you to inform us accordingly.

The website first went online in August 2021.