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Exile. Experience and Testimony // Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive 1933–1945 of the German National Library // Thursday, 7 June, 18:30

Führung durch die Dauerausstellung „Exil. Erfahrung und Zeugnis“

Explore the permanent exhibition "Exile. Experience and Testimony" of the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 on one of our guided tours.

What does it mean to have to go into exile? What awaits one there? Does exile ever finish? And what remains of exile? For the first time in its more than 60-year history, the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library has opened a permanent exhibition which focuses on these issues.

The exhibition consists exclusively of exhibits from the German Exile Archive. More than 250 original objects and documents and over 300 publications provide a multiperspective overview of exile in the period from 1933 to 1945. They also reveal how varied and individually unique the experiences of this historical exile were. (Photo: German National Library, Stephan Jockel)

Free admission. No advance booking is required.

Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek auf dem 107. Bibliothekartag in Berlin // 12. Juni bis 15 Juni 2018

Messestand der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek auf dem Bibliothekartag 2017

Unter dem Motto "offen & vernetzt" findet in diesem Jahr der 107. Bibliothekartag in Berlin statt. Auch die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek sind wieder mit zahlreichen Fachvorträgen und Workshops auf dem Kongress vertreten. Zusätzlich freuen wir uns darauf, an unserem Messestand (Convention Hall I, Stand H 706) mit Ihnen ins Gespräch zu kommen. Zu Themen wie RDA, GND und zu unserem Lizenzierungsservice bieten wir auch in diesem Jahr wieder Sprechstunden an. Mehr über die Neuerungen der ZDB erfahren Sie in unseren ZDB-Sprechstunden am Stand F 508.
(Foto: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Stephan Jockel)

Alle unsere Vorträge, Workshops und Sprechstunden finden Sie in unserer Programmübersicht .

Exile. Experience and Testimony // Touring exhibition based on the permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive 1933–1945 to visit the USA

Ausstellungsgrafik (Ausschnitt), Gestaltung: unodue{

From 18 May 2018, a touring exhibition drawn from the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 will be travelling through the USA with the title "Exile. Experience and Testimony". The touring exhibition is based on the permanent exhibition in Frankfurt am Main, and addresses the USA’s great significance as a country of refuge during the era of Nazi persecution. As the most important exile country, the USA took in 130,000 to 140,000 refugees during this period.

The touring exhibition is a part of the "Year of German-American Friendship Initiative 2018/19" organised by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Goethe-Institut, and the Federation of German Industries. The exhibition opened on 18 May 2018 at the Loyola University, Chicago. Afterwards, it will spend just over a year at various locations throughout the USA. Detailed information about dates and venues will be available soon. (Image: detail of exhibition artwork, design: unodue{ )

Additional Information


The German National Library in Leipzig will only open at 13:00 on Tuesday 29 May due to a staff assembly.
The exhibitions of the German Museum of Books and Writing will open from 10:00 to 18:00.

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