Friedrich Winterhager

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Friedrich Winterhager in May 2016 in front of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library - Lower Saxony State Library

Friedrich Christian Winterhager (born February 21, 1953 in Berlin-Weißensee ) is a German university archivist , teacher and historical writer .


Winterhager grew up in West Berlin. At times he lived as a child in Ewersbach near Dillenburg. He is the son of the Protestant theologian Jürgen W. Winterhager. Around 1935 his father had worked for the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer , who was then working in London .

He graduated from the Evangelical High School for the Gray Monastery in Berlin and studied Latin and history at the Free University of Berlin , the University of Würzburg and again in Berlin. In 1977 the first state examination followed in Berlin. He completed his legal clerkship in Oldenburg and finished it there with the 2nd state examination. In 1979 he was awarded a Dr. phil. PhD . From 1979 to 1983 he was a graduate student at a secondary school in Lower Saxony in the county of Bentheim . From 1983 to 2004 he was a speaker at the Lower Saxony State Institute for Teacher Training in Hildesheim ; from 2004 to 2005 he had the same task at the Lower Saxony State Office for School Development and Education in Hildesheim. Since 2005 he has been a project officer (university archive) at the University of Hildesheim - with additional training . He is senior teacher at a grammar school.

Winterhager worked as an editor for MatrixMedia Verlag in Göttingen and looked through books on North German and British topics for them. From 1999 to 2001 he was a lecturer at the University of Hildesheim in the subject of church history. In 2004 he was chairman of the first state examination for the vocational school system in Osnabrück.

Winterhager also volunteered as a temporary district chairman in the Junge Union Niedersachsen . Today he is the deputy district chairman of the CDA Hildesheim. He used to be secretary in the Association of History Teachers, Lower Saxony State Association.


  • The Peasants' War of 1525 in historical literature. Research positions from Vormärz to today. Diss. Phil. Berlin FU 1979.
  • Peasant War Research. , Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft , Darmstadt, 1981 (= income from research vol. 157), ISBN 978-3-534-07246-0
  • Wilhelm Zimmermann. A Swabian pastor as a historian of the peasant war. , Königshausen & Neumann , Würzburg 1986, ISBN 978-3-88479-246-9
  • Louise Ebert. From the Lower Saxon cottage to the presidential palace in Berlin. , Academia Verlag , St. Augustin 1995, ISBN 978-3-88345-589-1
  • Günther Gereke. A minister in the area of ​​tension during the Cold War. Ludwigsfelder Verlags-Haus, Ludwigsfelde, 2002, 2nd edition, 2003, ISBN 978-3-933022-16-5
  • Latin lessons for nuns in the Ebstorf monastery around 1490 under the influence of the Bursfeld reform movement. In: Medical historical messages. Journal for the history of science and specialist prose research. Volume 34, 2015, pp. 79-85.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ [Reference: Eberhard Bethge: Biography about Bonhoeffer, detailed version].
  2. ^ Evidence: Philologists' Yearbook Lower Saxony 2008/2009, p. 153; Course catalog of the University of Hildesheim Foundation WS 2009/2010, p. 24; Vademecum of the historical sciences 8th edition Stuttgart 2008/2009, p. 654.