ImprintThe website “Chronicle of the Wall” is a joint project run by the Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF), the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Deutschlandradio and the Berlin Wall Foundation.
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Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF)
Prof. Dr. Frank Bösch (Director)
Dr. Hanno Hochmuth (Editor)
Am Neuen Markt 1
Phone: +49 (0)331 28991-57
Fax: +49 (0)331 28991-40
Commercial registration court: Amtsgericht Potsdam
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Federal Agency for Civic Education
Thorsten Schilling (Head of Department)
Inga Jochimsen (Editor)
Eva Decker, Torsten Wolff (Accounting, Auditing)
Phone: +49 (0)228 99515-0 (Headquarters and citizen service)
Telephone: +49 (0)228 99515-115 (Customer advice)
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National Public Radio in Germany
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Stefan Raue (Director)
Boris Bittner (Contact)
Dr. Egbert Meyer (Idea and Editorial assistance from 2001 to 2020)
50968 KölnPhone: +49 (0)221 345-0
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Berlin Wall Foundation
Prof. Dr. Axel Klausmeier
Cornelia Thiele (Editor)
Bernauer Straße 111
Phone: +49 (0)30 213085-123 (Head Office)
Fax: +49 (0)30 213085-178 (Administration)
Responsible according to the State Media Treaty / MStV
Prof. Dr. Frank Bösch
Prof. Dr. Axel Klausmeier
(Address as above)
Scientific Director from 2001 to 2019
Dr. Hans-Hermann Hertle
Chronicle texts from 1961 to 1989/90 an selection of documents
Dr. Hans-Hermann Hertle (assisted by Dr. Burghard Ciesla)
Concept and editing
Sonja Hugi, Michael Schultheiß, Lydia Dollmann, Anna von Arnim-Rosenthal (contact Federal Agency for Civic Education)
Sonia Binder, Birgit Weimann, Jeanette Gonsior, 3pc GmbH Neue Kommunikation
Relaunch project management
Sonia Binder, 3pc GmbH Neue Kommunikation
FLMH | Labor für Politik und Kommunikation
Lohmaier | Mueller von der Haegen | Wieland | GbR
Tim Jones (contact Federal Agency for Civic Education)
GLAMUS Gesellschaft für moderne Kommunikation mbH
Dr. Günter Agde, Martin Ahrends, Frank Barknecht, Christine Brecht, Maren Brodersen, Dr. Burghard Ciesla, Carsten Dippel, Lydia Dollmann, Daniel Gerster, Paul Benedikt Glatz, Thomas Heimann, Manfred Hilling, Elisabeth Holtmann, Sebastian Janson, Dajana Marquardt, Dr. Wolfgang Rathje, Gabriele Schnell, Mark Stuntz, Vlasta Wallat, Marion Webers-Tschiskale
We thank Mr. Chris de Witt for kindly allowing us to use pictures of the Berlin Wall. Our thanks also go to the Polizeihistorische Sammlung des Polizeipräsidenten in Berlin (Police Historical Collection) for its kind permission to use a large number of photos from its picture archive. We thank Cineimpuls Film & Video KG for allowing us to use excerpts from interviews featured in the ARD television production “When The Wall Came Tumbling Down – 50 Hours That Changed The World” (Directors: Hans-Hermann Hertle, Gunther Scholz; Camera: Peter Badel, Volker Langhoff and Andreas Bergmann; SFB 1999) on this website. Our thanks also go to Deutsche Welle for permission to use archive film material from the time the Wall came down that was broadcast by RIAS TV, and to the Bundeswehr Information and Media Centre, which kindly allowed us to use material from training and documentary films as well as army newsreels.
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