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Post-war period (Germany)
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Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg e.V.
The Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg is an affiliated institute of the University of Augsburg and is dedicated to researching and communicating knowledge about the culture and history of the historical region of Bukovina as well as about Eastern, East Central and Southeastern Europe.
Collected memory - from German local museum to Polish regional museum
How were German local museums transformed into local Polish museums in the postwar period? What role did the German collections play in this process? Were they instrumentalized to convey political messages? The aim of the research project is to investigate these questions on the basis of Polish...
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Collections and holdings of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten ("The stories behind the objects")
In the blog “Die Geschichten hinter den Objekten” ("The stories behind the objects"), HAUS SCHLESIEN brings to light Silesian life stories from the time between the German Empire and the People's Republic. Here you can discover, for example, how previously commonplace objects used in daily life...
The question of how to deal with strangers and the foreign, but also with one's own sense of being alien, is at the center of many public discussions. Also for young people, the issue of how these matters are handled in their immediate, everyday environment is by no means an insignificant one. What...
Home in a trunk of clothes - the Garlik family's traditional costume suitcase
This suitcase has traveled far – not, as one might expect, after the Second World War, but rather in the decades after the flight of the Nessner family. It was used to transport the traditional costumes of a Danube Swabian dance troupe from Baden-Württemberg as they toured to enclaves of Danube Swabians scattered around the world.
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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...
Karl Stumpp (1896-1982)
Research into the culture and history of the Russian-Germans is highly relevant both from a historical perspective and today. Karl Stumpp still plays a key role in the formation of the Russian-German identity.
Library catalog (OPAC) of the Institute for German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe (IKGS)
In the library catalog of the Institute of German Culture and History in Southeastern Europe you can search in a stock of more than 20,000 books, 1,000 journals and hundreds of DVDs, CDs and much more.
The Four Lehndorff Daughters
"I lost my home," Vera von Lehndorff once said, "but lost childhood is a better description." When her father was executed on September 4, 1944, she was five years old. Her sister Eleonore, "Nona," was six and a half, and Gabriele was two. Catharina was only 19 days old; she was born in the Torgau prison hospital. The Nazis had taken the girls and their mother Gottliebe into custody, a practice known in German as "Sippenhaft” or “kin liability". It was a traumatic time and was by no means over when the war ended in 1945.
Zu Hause und doch fremd ("At home and yet foreign")
At home and yet foreign – that was how it felt for millions of Germans who had fled or been driven out of Silesia and now had to create a new existence for themselves from scratch in the Federal Republic of Germany or the GDR. This was also the feeling of the Poles who had to relocate to Silesia,...