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"Polyphonic Memory – Common Heritage – European Future: Culture and History of the Germans and their Neighbors in Eastern Europe" by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (2022)
Would you like to organize projects that involve cross-border encounters or a summer school related to German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? With a special funding program, the BKM supports innovative formats that have particular appeal for younger people.
A diary report of deportation and arrival
Joanna Konopińska recounts her deportation by the Germans during World War II and her arrival in Wroclaw after the end of the war in 1945 in her moving diary “Tamten wrocławski rok”.
Academic Funding Program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (At the moment no current tender!)
Would you like to expand existing knowledge about German culture and history in Eastern Europe through new research findings and present your work in a university teaching context? Within the framework of its Academic Support Program, the BKM promotes scientific research projects ("Projects" module)...
Cities of Lower Silesia in aerial view
Lower Silesia from the air: The traveling exhibition takes an exciting look at the development of Lower Silesian cities and contrasts historical aerial photographs with current aerial photographs.
Map and text
Since the 19th century, numerous Copernicus monuments have been built around the world. Even today, new sites of remembrance honoring the astronomer emerge, especially in Poland. Each site has a unique agenda, narrative, and background.
Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e. V. (DiFMOE) has been dedicated to researching and digitally indexing historical sources from Eastern Europe and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
Digital Library of the Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe
The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e.V. (DiFMOE) has been operating a digital, freely accessible specialized library with historical documents on Eastern Europe since 2008. In the middle of 2023, its holdings of periodicals included 254 titles, encompassing newspapers, magazines and annual...
Digitalisierung seltener und unikaler Materialien zur deutschen Kultur und Geschichte Schlesiens ("Digitization of Rare and Unique Materials on German Culture and the History of Silesia")
Many cultural treasures kept in archives are unique and irreplaceable. Through this digitization project, the Martin Opitz Library – in cooperation with the University Library of Wroclaw – is contributing to the long-term preservation and broad availability of such collections.
Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe
The Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) advises and supports the Federal Government in all matters concerning the research, presentation and development of German culture and history in Eastern Europe.
General project funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in accordance with Section 96 of the Federal Expellees Act
You would like to contribute to the research, preservation or communication of the German cultural heritage in Eastern Europe? The BKM supports, among other things, research projects, conferences, publications, theater, film and exhibition productions. It also supports projects to promote cultural...
Historical-Topographical Atlas of Silesian Towns
The atlas shows the development of selected towns in Silesia from the 19th to the 21st century. It focusses on urban expansion and the development of settlement as well as the expansion of modern transport infrastructure.
Longing for the Faraway in the People's Republic of Poland
100 pictures by an important German-Polish photographer. For many decades, Stefan Arczyński documented rural and urban life in post-war Poland.
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.
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...
Permanent Exhibition of the Silesian Museum of Görlitz
Silesia – a fascinating region in the middle of Europe with an eventful history and a diverse culture.
Several thousand tons of gingerbread are exported every year. Reason enough to take a closer look at this sweet baked treat and its history. The touring exhibition of HAUS SCHLESIEN, which is available for loan, tells the story of the origins and development of gingerbread and is dedicated to the...
Research project | Publication project
This project focuses on the observation of displaced persons' organizations and functionaries by the socialist intelligence services.
Woher kommen wir, wohin gehen wir? ("Where do we come from, where are we going?")
This permanent exhibition invites visitors to take part on a journey through 200 years of art and cultural history in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The exhibited works of art lead visitors through scenes of important historical events to important centers of art as well as to fictitious...
Wroclaw - Shanghai - Munich
A special object was donated to the Silesian Museum in Görlitz in November 2014: a large, solidly built wardrobe trunk. This imposing piece of luggage and furniture bears the markings of long journeys and intensive use. In 1939, it accompanied Herbert Schneidemann on his escape to Shanghai.
Wroclaw in aerial photographs from the interwar years
The exhibition takes a look at the Wroclaw of the interwar period – a major city, pulsating with life and highly dynamic in terms of its urban development.