Federal Miners' Association

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Building of the Federal Miners' Union in Bochum
The former Reichsknappschaftshaus (1930) on Breitenbachplatz in Berlin
Logo of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See

The Federal Miners' Association was responsible for statutory pension insurance , health insurance and long-term care insurance for workers employed in the mining industry . She was a Federal statutory body (authority Seal implementing power ) with an autonomous budget and asset management, which as part of the organizational reform of the state pension scheme on 1 October 2005 with the Bahnversicherungsanstalt and the maritime fund the new German Pension Insurance for Miners-Bahn Lake merged .

The headquarters were in Bochum , where different buildings were used. In addition to the Bomin House, this also included buildings on Pieperstrasse, Universitätsstrasse, Huestrasse, Oskar-Hoffmann-Strasse, Lothringer Strasse and Wasserstrasse. In addition, there were regional district administrations (administrative offices). The Federal Knappschaft was established on August 1, 1969 through the amalgamation of the seven independent district miners' since 1945 (Ruhrknappschaft based in Bochum, Hessische Knappschaft in Kassel , Niederrheinische Knappschaft in Moers , Hannoversche Knappschaft in Hanover , Saarknappschaft in Saarbrücken , South German Knappschaft in Munich , Brühlerknappschaft in Cologne and Aachener Knappschaft in Aachen ); The Reichsknappschaft existed from 1923 to 1945 and was located in the Reichsknappschaftshaus in Berlin . The miners' union can look back on around 750 years of history; first approaches are already documented in 1260 ( Goslar ).

Since the new mini -job regulation (450 euro jobs) came into force on April 1, 2003, the Federal Miners' Association (since October 1, 2005 the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See, abbreviated KBS) has been responsible for the central administration of the mini-job center all of Germany taken over. Since then it has been the collection point for all contributions for marginal part-time employees.


  • H. Thielmann: History of the miners' insurance . Bad Godesberg 1960.
  • Bundesknappschaft (Ed.): 10 years of the Bundesknappschaft . Bochum 1979 (294 pages).
  • Ulrich Lauf : The Knappschaft . Saint Augustin 1994.
  • Bundesknappschaft (Ed.): 25 years of the Bundesknappschaft . Bochum 1994 (264 pages, also contains the exhibition catalog 500 years of Agricola. From the cash box to the satellite dish. A walk through the miners' history of Eberhard Graf (109 pages)).
  • Bundesknappschaft (Ed.): 30 years of the Bundesknappschaft . Festschrift on the occasion of the ceremony in Bochum on October 1, 1999 in Bochum. Bochum 1999.
  • Ulrich Lauf : The Federal Miners' Association 1969-2005 . In: The cut . Magazine for art and culture in mining. No. 5-6 / 2010 . Bochum 2010, p. 251-260 .

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Commons : Bundesknappschaft  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

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