Academy Program on Migration and Diversity

Germany as a Country of Immigration

Program on Migration and Diversity

Though Germany is home to first- and second-generation immigrants from 194 countries, it has only recently begun to view itself as a country of immigration. In this regard, Germany is quite different from countries, like the US and Canada, whose longtime engagement with immigration has given them extensive experience in dealing with inequality and discrimination. Our Academy’s program on migration and diversity are particularly concerned with finding ways to apply that experience to the German context.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Events for Experts and the Public

Toward this end, we give experts the opportunity to exchange ideas on innovative approaches to migration research and offer them a platform to present their perspectives to a wider public.

The History of Migration to Germany

Understanding the history of migration to Germany is another priority for the program on migration and diversity. How did migrants come to both West and East Germany? What living conditions did they find? What were their experiences and how did these experiences shape later generations? By raising such questions, the Academy aims to ingrain migration history into the public's historical consciousness.

Contact
Dr. Yasemin Shooman
Head of the Academy Programs
phone: 
+49 (0)30 259 93 379
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

(11) New German Stories Alle anzeigen

New German Stories

Vater unser
Eine Sintifamilie erzählt
(Our Father. A Sinti Family Recounts)

9 February 2017
Discussion and reading with Anita Awosusi

A Jew in Neukölln
My Path to Coexistence of Religions

19 October 2016
The theology student and journalist Ármin Langer presents his first book

Children of the liberation

6 July 2016
Discussion and reading with Marion Kraft, Ika Hügel-Marshall and Judy Gummich: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation

ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)

15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann

Doitscha
Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)

19 May 2015
Reading and discussion with Adriana Altaras

Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes

10 March 2015
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi

The "Koscher Light" Generation

9 September 2014
Reading and discussion with Alina Gromova

Kıymet

8 July 2014
Film showing and discussion with Canan Turan

Being German and Black as well

13 May 2014
Reading and discussion with Theodor Michael

"InderKinder"
On Growing up and Living in Germany

20 March 2014
Reading and discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf

We, the new Germans
Who we are, what we want

15 January 2014
Reading and discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham and Özlem Topçu