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DOMiD | Documentation centre and Museum of Migration in Germany

DOMiD collects and conserves materials which documents migration history. We believe this perspective can provide a basis for developing a shared, transcultural identity.

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Virtual Migration Museum

Discover exciting objects that reveal more about the history of immigration in Germany. Understand the change of the immigration society by traveling through three time levels.

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#Meinwanderungsland Grafik

Every story counts

We collect stories of the migration society according to the motto "Each story counts". The immigration history is part of many things of our everyday life. How does migration affect our lives? Tell us your Story!

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Central Migration Museum

DOMiD´s central goal is the establishment of a central migration museum. The history of our migration society is to be told by multi-facetted perspectives.

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News & Events

  • Photo: DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

    Motif series "Migration history in images"

    A scoop of ice cream for 10 pfennigs

    In our motif series "Migration History in Pictures" we are devoting ourselves this month to a special exhibit of Italian labor migration from the 1950s: the Eis-Boy from the Galeazzi family.

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  • Directory of the forcibly relocated "Sudeten Germans" in the municipality of Kehrenbach ”, 1946. Facsimile: DOMiD archive, Cologne

    Motif series "Migration history in images"

    Search for the "old home"

    In our motif series "Migration history in pictures", we will start with one of the oldest exhibits in our collection: a directory of the designated "Sudeten Germans" in the Hessian community of Kehrenbach.

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    State of North Rhine-Westphalia grants funding for "Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft"

    The NRW state parliament also approved funds for the “Haus der Einwanderungsgesellschaft” in the amount of 22.13 million euros. The investment costs are borne in equal parts by the federal and state governments and are therefore secured.

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30 years DOMiD

On our special page "30 Years DOMiD" we present a small insight into our club history. Everyone who has worked with us in the past 30 years is also invited to submit their DOMiD story to us. Our special page is rounded off with a look at migration history in Germany with the motif series "Migration history in pictures".

What is your DOMiD story?

Everyone who has worked with us over the past 30 years is welcome to submit their DOMiD story to us. What moved you?

Special page 30 years of DOMiD

Our collection

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

DOMiD collects and conserves materials which document migration history. Furthermore, we believe it is our duty to research and present the history of migration in Germany to a wide audience. In addition to our museological and archival work, we organize events, conferences and talks. Our goal is to convey that migration is a normal part of the human history. We believe this perspective can provide a basis for developing a shared, transcultural identity.

Found some treasures in your attic or basement?

If you are in possesion of material that you think may be relevant to migration history, we would love to hear from you! Become a donor.

More about our collection

Dr. Mark Terkessidis
Right from the beginning DOMiD has told the story of immigration in a new way - as the story of acting people, not as the story of problems. So who would be more suitable to design the Museum of Migration?
Dr. Mark Terkessidis, Migration researcher / freelance author / advisory board member DOMiD

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