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"Skoro damoi!" Hope and despair
Starting in January 1945, large numbers of Transylvanian Saxons were deported to the Soviet Union to do forced labor. The exhibition showcases personal objects, photographs and documents that shed light on this central chapter of the recent history of Transylvanian Saxons.
In 2012 Artjom Uffelmann undertook a photographic expedition to the historic settlement area of the Volga Germans. He recorded their architectural legacy on exposed glass plates, which are now on display in an exhibition of the Cultural Office for Russian Germans.
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...
Marek Makowski and Piotr Wagner
Two passionate sailors, raised in Giżycko, not far from Sztynort. Marek Makowski (b.1984) and Piotr Wagner (b.1986) left at a young age, took advantage of the opportunities on offer in a united Europe and later returned to the world they grew up in. Marek, an entrepreneur and owner of a sailing school, and Piotr, a self-employed interpreter, tour guide and cultural professional, share a tangible vision for Sztynort.
The "Nordost-Archiv" is published in the form of annual volumes on selected topics.
On the Topography of the Shoah - Wrocław 1933-1949
The time of the Shoah in Breslau/Wrocław is a widely neglected topic that has been the subject of a research project at the TU Dresden in recent years – extending across the boundaries of national historiographies and temporal caesurae. Participants from Germany, Poland, Israel, Belgium, Italy...
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.
Summer 1941: Jews from the Baltic States flee for their lives
The long shadow of the past. Only a few Jews from Lithuania and Latvia managed to escape the Holocaust in the Baltics. Here are some of their accounts and the reasons for their difficult escape.
The History of the German-speaking Volhynians as Part of a Global Migration History
From the mid-nineteenth century onward, innovations such as steam navigation and the advent of the railroad led to a sharp increase in global migration movements. The German-speaking Volhynians were part of this development, which moved between the ideal-typical poles of voluntary and forced migration and was significantly influenced by the enforcement of the ethnonational principle. This article focuses on the emigration movements of this group from the Russian governorate of Volhynia in the period between the 1860s and the First World War. The subsequent forced migrations of the German-speaking Volhynians are also briefly discussed.
The ebook "Russian-German Cultural History"
The digital ebook "Russian-German Cultural History" is a digital study and workbook developed by the Institute for Digital Learning in cooperation with the Museum for Russian-German Cultural History. In telling the story of the Russian-Germans, it shows how experiences such as being on the move,...
Intercultural project | Film project
Vergessener Holocaust in Transnistrien? (“Forgotten Holocaust in Transnistria?”)
Decades after Rosa Zuckermann lost almost her entire family in the “forgotten Holocaust” in Transnistria, her son Felix Zuckermann sets off on a journey – along the stations she passed when she was deported. It is a journey into the past that, together with an international group of students,...