Academy Program on Migration and Diversity

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
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

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:
Signe Rossbach
Provisional Head of the Academy Programs
phone: 
+49 (0)30 259 93 344
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Interview Series (12) New German Stories Show all

New German Stories

Since 2014, our colleagues from the Academy program on migration and diversity have been holding regular events at the Jewish Museum in a series called New German Stories. The guests' lives speak to Germany, past and present, as a society of migration, and the events take these life stories as a springboard for exploring these themes. Beforehand, the guests are almost always interviewed. We have compiled these interviews for you here.

Karamba Diaby

26 May 2017
“We should close this representation gap”

Anita Awosusi

6 February 2017
On her book Our Father – A Sinti Family Recounts

Ármin Langer

18 October 2016
“The boredom of peaceful coexistence“

Marion Kraft

6 July 2016
"The part Black soldiers played in the liberation of Germany from Nazism has been largely neglected"

Çiçek Bacık

13 October 2015
“We’ve always been spoken and written about”

Fereshta Ludin

16 September 2015
“I wish more people would look in my eyes instead of at my scarf”

David Ranan

6 July 2015
“Other but not foreign”

Ahmad Milad Karimi

9 March 2015
On his book Osama bin Laden is Sleeping with Fishes

Alina Gromova

8 September 2014
Generation “kosher light”
Young Jews of Russian descent in Berlin

Canan Turan

4 July 2014
Kıymet or:
A cinematic tribute to my grandmother

Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf

19 March 2014
InderKinder
Dealing creatively with ethnic classifications

Alice Bota, Khuê Pham, and Özlem Topçu

29 January 2014
“New German stories”

Event Series (14) New German Stories Show all

New German Stories

Since 2014, New German Stories has been illustrating Germany’s past and present as a multiethnic society through the lens of individual lives. The event series includes readings, film screenings, and conversations.

Phral mende – Who We Are

15 March 2018
Film and Discussion on Perspectives of Sinti and Roma in Germany

Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany

19 October 2017
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.

With Karamba to the Bundestag

1 June 2017
Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby (in German)

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

23 March 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

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