Szczecin (German: Stettin) is a large city in northwestern Poland inhabited by nearly 403,000 people and the capital of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Polish: Zachodnio-Pomorskie). Szczecin is located on the Szczecin Lagoon and borders the German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. The city was part of Prussia for several centuries.
The 20th century, with its wars, multiple changes of system and huge population shifts meant perhaps the largest caesura in the region's history. Finally, the name Pomerania almost completely disappeared in the GDR. It is only in the last 30 years that the region has increasingly returned to structures that have grown over centuries. The exhibition shows the numerous facets of these breaks and continuities. In addition to important artefacts are elaborate media stations and installations, which offer access to individual topics through the lens of biography.