Brotherland is Broke
Themed Days: Migrants and a re-united Germany
Fri, Feb 20–Sun, Mar 1, 2009
open daily from 12.00 h
The history of contract workers in the GDR
An exhibition by the Vietnamese Cultural Association Rice Drum eV.
In 1989 over 90,000 contract workers from other socialist countries lived in the GDR. Around two thirds of them came from Vietnam, over 15 000 from Mozambique, and the rest came from Angola, Cuba, China, North Korea, Algeria, Hungary and Poland. With the collapse of the GDR, a large proportion of contract workers returned to their home countries. Those who remained literally ended up on the streets due to the closing of rooming houses. And they were the first in a reunified Germany to become unemployed. Photographs and documents show a forgotten chapter of immigration to Germany.
Events as part of the theme day "Migrants and a re-united Germany"
Wir bleiben hier - We Are Staying Here (film), Sun 22.2.,14 h, repeat: Thu 26.2. 21:30 h More...
Duvarlar - Walls (film) Sun 22.2.,16:00 h, repeat: Thu 26.2. 20:00 h More...
Are we the People, too? (sound installation), 19.2.-22.2., daily 12:00 h More...