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Collections and holdings of HAUS SCHLESIEN
Everyday objects, art, literature, customs, knowledge, and much more: these are all cultural assets that hold a very special meaning for people. They are preserved in archives, libraries and museums where they are made accessible to future generations. Sometimes they can also be found in unexpected...
Cultural Office for Upper Silesia
Through exhibitions, projects, excursions, workshops, conferences and other events, the Cultural Advisor for Upper Silesia communicates to a wide public in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic about the many diverse aspects and interconnections of the regional culture and history of Upper Silesia.
Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The Documentation Center offers exhibitions, a library and a testimony archive, tours, workshops and events. The Center provides information about the causes, dimensions and consequences of displacement, expulsion and forced migration in the past and present. Particular focus is on the displacement...
German-Polish Museum Forum
German-Polish dialogue on museum exhibition and education work – HAUS SCHLESIEN offers German and Polish museum experts a forum for discussion and cross-border exchange through its curators' conferences.
Museum | Collection | Library
HAUS SCHLESIEN is all about versatility! In the heart of the Siebengebirge you will discover a place that is not only peaceful, comfortable and atmospheric, but also an international meeting place and educational center where the culture of remembrance comes alive. On site, across Germany and...
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.
Holdings and collections of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation
The scientific library of the Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation includes German and foreign language books, newspapers and magazines as well as digital media on the topic of forced migrations in the 20th and 21st centuries in Europe. In addition to a contemporary...
Klosterdämmerung ("The Twilight of the Monastery") – Part II (Leubus)
In the Kingdom of Prussia, the abolition of all monasteries in 1810 meant a decisive historical turning point. The second part of the exhibition project "Klosterdämmerung" ("The Twilight of the Monastery") shows the historical development of the oldest of the seven Silesian Cistercian monasteries...
The web documentary invites you to explore a family history between farewell and a new beginning.
Oder / Odra
Everything is in flow – there is so much in this river and along its banks. The exhibition "Oder / Odra" in the former Cistercian Lubiąż Abbey is dedicated to the river as the "lifeline of Silesia".
series of lectures
Podium Silesia – Articles on the History of Upper Silesia
“Podium Silesia – Articles on the History of Upper Silesia” is the new lecture format of the Cultural Office for Upper Silesia.
Things worth knowing from the world of Silesia: Interesting information about exciting places and dedicated individuals, as well as exhibitions, excursions, publications, festivals, tourist attractions, scientific conferences, workshops and other projects in Germany and Poland that deal with...
Schlesien im Spiegel der Geschichte ("Silesia in the mirror of history")
Silesia: a varied landscape and a heterogeneous society with a rich culture and history. HAUS SCHLESIEN's interactive online portal "Schlesien im Spiegel der Geschichte" ("Silesia in the Mirror of History") invites you on a rich journey of discovery. Here you can follow traces of Silesian culture,...
Schlesische Grabkunst ("Funerary Art")
A HAUS SCHLESIEN exhibition in the baroque monastery complex in Leubus, Lower Silesia, is dedicated to special places of remembrance. It presents a selection of important churches and their funerary monuments in Silesia and aims to encourage visitors to make their own excursions to these special...
The "Silesia Colloquium" is an annual conference for young scholars researching topics related to Silesia. The colloquium is organized by the Cultural Department for Silesia at the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Upper Silesian Museum in Ratingen in cooperation with the Documentation Center HAUS...
The Cross in the Shadow of Totalitarianism
National Socialism and Stalinism claimed the lives of millions of people, among them, members of religious communities. In Upper Silesia, Catholic priests and other members of religious institutions, both female and male, were sent to internment camps and murdered.
Typisch schlesisch!? ("Typically Silesian!?")
"Is there such thing as a Silesian identity, and if so, how many?" The touring exhibition "Typically Silesian", which is available for loan, grapples with this question, which actually contains three other questions, namely, “where is Silesia?”, “who is Silesian?” and “what is typically...
Wege nach / durch Schlesien ("Travel Routes")
A trip to Silesia is always worthwile! How true this has been for more than 200 years and how travel has changed in that time is shown in an exhibition by HAUS SCHLESIEN in the Lower Silesian Cistercian Lubiąż Abbey.
Zwischen Revolution und Ruhrbesetzung
Ein Ende mit Schrecken und ein folgenreicher Friedensvertrag: Die ausleihbare Wanderausstellung „Zwischen Revolution und Ruhrbesetzung“ von HAUS SCHLESIEN behandelt die Jahre nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg in Schlesien.