Theodor Michael: Being German and Black as well
Memories of an Afro-German

Reading and Discussion as Part of the New German Stories Series

Born in 1925 in Berlin, Theodor Michael was the son of a German and a Cameroonian. After the early death of his parents, the boy had to struggle through as an extra in so-called "Völkerschauen" and UFA colonial films until his imprisonment in a forced labor camp in 1943.

He survived and after the liberation, he was first suspected of collaborating with the Nazis. At that time he could not imagine that he might retire as a "Regierungsdirektor" of the Federal Intelligence Service. Theodor Michael’s biography tells German history of the 20th century from a little-known angle.

Moderation:
Yasemin Shooman, Head of the Academy Programs "Migration and Diversity"

Past event
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

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  • When

    13 May 2014, 7.30 pm

  • Where
    W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Hall

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

Event Series (12) 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.

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

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15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann

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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