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Dissolution of the Soviet Union
Borders in Art
Art knows no borders – or at least that is often claimed. This exhibition is dedicated to the theme “Borders in Art.” How do artists react to political events and possible restrictions? What influences do they process and what visual language do they develop? The exhibition focuses on three...
Archive | Holding | Library holdings
Collections and holdings of the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History
At the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History (MrK) you will find everything important about Russian-German culture and history! The numerous holdings in the library, collection and archive offer interested visitors both a thematic introduction and the opportunity for further research or...
Halbjahresschrift für Geschichte und Zeitgeschehen in Zentral- und Südosteuropa (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”)
Now with a new publisher, the "Halbjahresschrift" (“Biannual Journal for History and Culture in Central and South East Europe”, HJS) is back! But its purpose remains the same: The systematic and academic examination of authoritarian regimes in Central and South East Europe and their...
Research institute | Archive | Library
Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe
Europe – a region that is more than the sum of its parts. Migration and the constant exchange between its inhabitants have been and still are of utmost importance to the creation of a European relationship history. The Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) is...
Kunst - Mensch - System ("Art - man - system")
Adaptation or resistance: these were the two poles between which many artists in the Soviet Union moved. The exhibition "Kunst - Mensch - System" ("Art - man - system") uses the example of the sculptor Jakob Wedel to show the influence the totalitarian regime had on an artist's work and everyday...
Museum of Russian-German Cultural History
Russian Germans: Who are they? Where do they come from? How did they live? The first and only museum for Russian-German cultural history in Germany, located in Detmold, deals with these questions – and thus builds a bridge between the history and the present of Russian-Germans in Germany.
The virtual exhibition "Russian-Germans", which has been created at the Martin Opitz Library, focuses on Russian German literature. By focusing on the literary works of this heterogeneous group, the exhibition doesn't just talk about the Russian-Germans, but gives them a voice and listens carefully.
Research project | Publication project
This project focuses on the observation of displaced persons' organizations and functionaries by the socialist intelligence services.
In this permanent exhibition, pieces of luggage and the stories of their Russian-German owners, are "unpacked". These are stories are marked by repeated migrations, different homelands and identities – and are still today an important part of German society as a whole.
Verfolgte Kirche - Verbotene Bibel 1918-1988 ("Persecuted church – banned bible 1918-1988")
"Religion is opium for the people!" was Lenin's rephrasing of a quotation from Karl Marx in 1905. For 80 years the Soviet state waged one battle after another against churchgoers and clergy. The Russian-German population was particularly affected by this persecution, as they were once assured by...