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    Afro-German History: DOMiD Archive Acquires Estate of Theodor Wonja Michael

    Theodor Wonja Michael was one of the last Black German survivors of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. In 2019 he passed away. Part of his estate will now enter the DOMiD collection.

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  • Photo: DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

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    Migration history in pictures

    In the series "Migration History in Pictures" we present objects from our collection. Starting from this, we tell the stories behind them and what they tell us about our the history of migration in Germany - in West and East.

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  • Photo: Onur Dülger/DOMiD-Archiv, Cologne

    News, Exhibition

    Exhibition at Museum Ludwig: In si­tu – Pho­to­s­to­ries on Mi­gra­tion

    27 Saturday 2021 – 11 Sunday 2021

    In cooperation with DOMiD, Museum Ludwig is showing an exhibition of photographs from the Rhineland in the post-war period. The focus is on migrant workers.

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  • Motif series "Migration history in images"

    "Contract worker" in the GDR

    From 1967 to 1986, the GDR recruited so-called contract workers to counter the shortage of skilled workers. How did they fare and what are the long-term consequences? This is what we are dealing with in this online story.

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    #Meinwanderungsland ends

    The mediation and outreach project "Meinwanderungsland" comes to an end after three years. In a participatory process, a new inclusive culture of remembrance was worked on in many places throughout the country.

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    Virtual Migrationmuseum awarded with DigAMusAward

    The Virtual Migration Museum was awarded the jury prize of the DigAMusAward in the category "Inclusion & Integration". The award honors the best digital projects of museums in Germany.

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  • A visitor discovers the new showcase in the Virtual Migration Museum © DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

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    Jewish history: DOMiD cooperates with MiQua

    MiQua, which is currently under construction, opened a showcase in our Virtual Migration Museum last week. There users can learn more about Jewish communities in Germany in the 1990s and the mutual relationship to the topic of migration.

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  • Pierburg strike in Neuss, 1973. photo: DOMiD-Archive, Cologne

    Motif series "Migration history in images"

    Strike at Pierburg – solidarity among workers

    The strike at the Neuss-based automotive supplier Pierburg made headlines nationwide in 1973. The article tells the story of how foreign workers and Germans worked together to improve working conditions.

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  • Korean nurse hood. Photo: DOMiD Archive, Cologne

    Motif series "Migration history in images"

    Invisible Caretakers – labor migration of women in Germany

    Labor migration is often associated with male migrants, when in fact, female migrants represent a remarkable amount of the workforce, e.g. in the health sector. This article describes the roles of migrant women using the example of Korean nurses.

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