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About DOMiD


30 years ago, DOMiD was founded in Essen. Read more about our history.


The DOMiD archive in Cologne-Ehrenfeld covers around 1,000 square metres. With the establishment of a migration museum, this area will be significantly increased.


The nationwide unique collection includes over 150,000 exhibits on the history of migration in Germany.

The DOMiD, the documentation center and museum about migration in Germany e.V., is a non-profit organization based in Cologne. As a scientific competence center, DOMiD collects, stores and exhibits objects on the history of migration in Germany. The association was founded in 1990 by Migrants and has the largest collection of objects and certificates in Germany that document the diverse history of migration in Germany. The collection includes social, cultural and everyday historical evidence on the history of immigration of various people. The collection is steadily growing and currently comprises more than 150,000 objects, documents and interviews. In addition, the association sees its task in researching and exhibiting the material. In addition to the museum and archival work, DOMiD organizes events, conferences and lectures. The aim is to convey migration as a normal case. Ultimately, this should create the foundation for a common, transcultural identity. The association is politically independent and ideologically neutral. DOMiD is funded by the Ministry for Children, Family, Refugees and Integration (MKFFI) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Cologne.

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

20 January 2021

Theodor Wonja Michael was one of the last Black German survivors of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism. He passed away in 2019. Part of his estate is now entering the DOMiD collection.

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Bundestag approves funding for Migration Museum

15 November 2019

The budget committee of the German Bundestag approved funds for a »House of the Immigration Society« at yesterday's settlement meeting. The central migration museum will be built in Cologne. The Federal State NRW has also promised support.

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Location found for Migration Museum in Cologne-Kalk

03 July 2019

DOMiD (Documentation Center and Museum of Migration in Germany e.V.) was for the first time presented as a potential user of a hall owned by the city. The future migration museum is to be built in the hall.

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DOMiD publishes insights into stories of refugees in NRW

18 April 2019

With the project "Refugee Stories Collection", DOMiD documented the experiences of 71 people in 2017 and 2018, whose flight led them to NRW since 2015.

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NRW Prime Minister reaffirms support for planned House of immigration society

08 January 2019

The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet, visited the Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany on Sunday, together with the NRW Secretary of State for Integration Serap Güler.

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