Legal notice


Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)
Leonrodstraße 46 b
80636 Munich

Phone: +49 89 12688-0
Fax: +49 89 12688-191
Email: ifz[at]

The Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) is a public foundation under civil law.

Authorized representatives

Prof. Andreas Wirsching, Director of the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

Supervisory authority

Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts, Salvatorstraße 2, 80333 Munich, Germany

VAT identification number pursuant to Section 27a of Germany’s Value-Added Tax Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz):

DE 129521181

Person responsible for content according to Section 18(2) of Germany’s State Media Treaty (Medienstaatsvertrag) of 14–28 April 2020

Dr Russell Alt-Haaker
Email: alt-haaker[at]
Phone: +49 30 843705-0

Web design

Matthias Bornschlegel, M.A., M.Sc.


The operator of this website is not responsible for the content of external pages that can be reached from this website by clicking on a link. All links appearing on this website have been researched and compiled with the greatest possible care prior to publication. The editors have no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The operator of this website is not responsible for the content of the linked pages and does not claim the content as its own. The operator of the linked website is solely liable for illegal content and incorrect or incomplete information, as well as for damages resulting from the use or non-use of the information. The liability of the party who merely refers to the published site by means of a link is excluded.

Rights to digital copies and images

Images and digital copies of archival materials on the homepage as well as on the Explore page and its subpages are published with the kind permission of the respective institutions, which are the owners of the respective materials and retain the ownership rights to the images or the digital copies. The project would like to thank the following institutions for permission to publish the images and the digital copies on the German Federal Archives, the Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam/Charlotte Salomon Foundation, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the University of Applied Labour Studies, the University of Heidelberg, and the library of Goethe University Frankfurt.

Image credits

Photo of Prof. Sybille Steinbacher on the People page: Niels P. Jørgensen
Photo of Matthias Brandt in the Highlights slider on the Background page: Bayerischer Rundfunk/Theresa Högner
Photo of the facade of the Jewish Museum in Berlin: and licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0

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