Wednesday 15 February 2023

Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion and Reconciliation. Insider's Educational Nr. 2 in 2023.

The long name to Berlin's newest and most excellent documentation/exhibition centre reflects some of the conceptual stages it went through from 1993 to its opening in 2021.
Insider Tour guides were treated to an eye-opening and thoughtful tour of the exhibition by their wonderful guide, Emma.
The first floor chronicles refugee causes and experiences world wide.
The second floor deals almost exclusively with the estimated 12.5 million Germans who were expelled and displaced from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Rumania and other countries at the end of WWII. During that post-war time of total devastation and hunger, these refugees added approximately 20% to the German population between 1945 and 1950.
This is a modern, well displayed exhibition with many multimedia interactive features. All text displayed is in German and English. Admission is free. Group tours with a max. of 15 pax can be arranged for approx. €75. Definitely well worth it!

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