Did you know that Ferdinand Porsche, constructor of the VW Beetle, came from Bohemia? Or that the author of "The Robber Hotzenplotz", Otfried Preußler, was born in 1923 in Reichenberg (Liberec) in what was then Czechoslovakia? The touring exhibition of the Cultural Office for the Bohemian Lands "In Böhmen und Mähren geboren – bei uns (un)bekannt?" ("Born in Bohemia and Moravia – (un)known to us?“) presents twelve prominent German-speaking personalities from the Czech Lands.
The exhibition explores the background stories of twelve prominent German-speaking personalities who had their roots in the Czech Lands. Texts and photographs explore the traces these people left behind and how they are remembered in these regions today. The following personalities are featured: Adalbert Stifter, Johann Gregor Mendel, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Bertha von Suttner, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ferdinand Porsche, Franz Kafka, Oskar Schindler, and Otfried Preußler.
Other prominent personalities are also presented in a series of short overviews.