Erzwungene Wege

If you have an interest in European history, you should not miss the exhibition entitled “Erzwunge Wege” (English: enforced tracks), which opened in Berlin.

The exhibtion is about evictions who took place in the 20th century in Europe, for example, the eviction of Germans after the second World War (1944-1954), or even the more recent eviction of Serbs, Bosians and Croatians during the Balkan war (1991-1995).

Before the exhibition critics of the exhibition especially in Poland and the Czech Republic raised their concerns about a displacement of German involvement and role in the second World War. Indeed it turned out different, despite of a memorial for only the German evictions in Eastern Europe, it did turn into a general European memorial for eviction.

The initiator of the exhibition, , and also chairman of the Zentrum gegen Vertreibungen (English: Center against Evictions) once more expressed her goal to establish a location to remember the eviction of peoples, which is not just limited to the German case, but should include all incidents in European history.

And since all of it is privately funded, you should go and support them even more.

Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin-Mitte. Opens daily from 10 AM – 7 PM (closing date: 29th October, 2006).

1 Comment so far

  1. wi11iam13 (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    and to continue the theme just slip across the street to the german history museum, where the exhibition ‘Flight-Expulsion-Integration’ has just been extended until August 27. By the end of the day you’ll feel as if you’ve been on a forced march of your own!

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