In the reading room of the Landesarchiv Berlin (Berlin State Archives). Photo: Thomas Platow, LAB. The Kurfürstendamm at night around 1960. Photo: Otto Hagemann.

Organisational Structure

The Foundation Ernst Reuter Archives does not have legal capacity. Its statute from March 26, 2010, allows three entities to fulfill specific functions of the Foundation's work.


According to the agreement made during the Foundation's establishment from March 26, 2010, the Trustee is the Director of the Landesarchiv Berlin (Berlin State Archives), Professor Dr. Uwe Schaper.

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board advises the Foundation on its work and has a controlling function. It is currently composed of nine members:

  • Eberhard Diepgen (Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Görtemaker (Potsdam)
  • Walter Momper (Berlin)
  • Dr. Sigrid E. Nikutta (Berlin)
  • Edzard Reuter (Stuttgart; Chairperson)
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Schaper (Berlin; Vice Chairperson)
  • Reiner Schmock-Bathe (Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Hermann Wentker (Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt (Berlin)

Managing Director

The historian Dr. Michael Bienert is the Foundation's current Managing Director. He was appointed by the Foundation Board on Mai 1, 2011.