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DOMiD | Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany

DOMiD collects and conserves material 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 travelling 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 through multi-faceted perspectives.

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DOMiD supports "Die Vielen"

DOMiD is a co-signer of the NRW declaration of the association "Die Vielen". The aim is to work together for an equal and open society.

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News & Events

  • Photo: German-Moroccan Competence Center (DMK)


    Book published in cooperation with DOMiD: "German-Moroccan Life Paths"

    The anthology "German-Moroccan Life Paths" focuses on the biographies of immigrants from Morocco and their descendants. The book, which has now been published, was produced in cooperation with DOMiD.

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  • Logo: Award Kulturgestalten


    DOMiD projects on the shortlist of culture award #Kulturgestalten

    The Kulturpolitische Gesellschaft has announced the #Kulturgestalten award. Two DOMiD projects made it onto the shortlist out of 117 entries.

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  • Photo: Guenay Ulutuncok / DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

    News, Call for Participation, 60 years Almanya

    Literature Competition on Migration: New Hopes

    01 Monday 2021 – 30 Wednesday 2021

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the recruitment agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey. On the occasion of the anniversary, stories and poems can now be submitted as part of a literary competition.

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Our collection

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

Foto: Dietrich Hackenberg/DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

DOMiD collects and conserves material which documents 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 norm in 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.

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Migrationsgeschichte in Bildern

Migration has left a lasting mark on our society. In the motif series "Migration History in Pictures" we have selected objects from the DOMiD collection that stand for certain phenomena of migration history since 1945. In short, richly illustrated online stories, we tell how migrants have influenced the history of Germany.


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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