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2nd half 20th century
A toolbox with a secret compartment
Many museum objects hold secrets: Not infrequently, their origin and maker, their age, or their various owners are hardly known, if at all. Often, one has to rely on assumptions and guesses. A toolbox from present-day Kazakhstan, however, is a bearer of secrets in more ways than one.
Das Südostdeutsche Kulturwerk (SOKW) in München (“The Southeast German Cultural Society [SOKW] in Munich”)
How does an institute deal with its 70th anniversary when, from today's point of view, its founding involved a number of problematic aspects? This is the question that the Institute for German Culture and History in South-eastern Europe (IKGS) is currently grappling with. In this research project,...
Enno Meyer (1913–1996)
As part of its biographical research, the BKGE is examining the multi-faceted life and work of Enno Meyer. The project will encompass a study on Enno Meyer's "47 Theses on the Representation of German-Polish Relations in History Teaching".
Gelesen, geliebt, gesichert (“Read, Loved, Protected”)
Preserving books for posterity takes time, expertise and financial resources. To this end, the third-party funded project “Gelesen, geliebt, gesichert” (“Read, Loved, Protected”) was launched at the Institute for German Culture and History in South-East Europe (IKGS): It ensures the...
Jazz in the Eastern Bloc
More than just music: During the Cold War, jazz suddenly found itself between all fronts – at the same time, it served as a propaganda weapon, a symbol of freedom and a musical bridge between East and West.
Six Celan Songs – 5. Nächtlich geschürzt
Michael Nyman (music), Paul Celan (text) / Mia Jakob (soprano), Denise Maurer (piano)
Sonatine für Klavier (Sonatina for piano)
Lutz Landwehr von Pragenau (music) / Lutz Landwehr von Pragenau (piano)
The rural-urban migration of Russian Germans and other national minorities between 1953 and 1982
The 1960s and 70s in the Soviet Union were marked by an ideological aspiration to unify people's social reality. The goal was the completion of the "Soviet citizen". How did the Russian-German minority react to the propagated "Soviet way of life"?
Research project | Publication project
This project focuses on the observation of displaced persons' organizations and functionaries by the socialist intelligence services.
Worlds of Maps – Worlds of Texts
After political independence came Nazi occupation and then communism: the cities of East Central Europe were affected by numerous upheavals and caesuras in the middle of the 20th century. War and destruction, changing administrations, the subsequent reconstruction and new, ideologically shaped urban...