Education & Outreach

The Documentation Centre is a place of historical education and lively discussions in the spirit of reconciliation. The diverse educational programmes are aimed at contemporary witnesses and their descendants, school classes and youth groups, visitor groups from Germany and abroad, as well as teachers and students. At a central place in the permanent exhibition, the forum invite the public to actively participate.

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Guidelines for Educational Programmes

The educational programmes at the Documentation Centre, especially with school classes and youth groups, ar based on methodological guidelines for historical learning.

Führung © Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung, Foto: Felice Fornabaio

Relation to the Living Environment

Our educational programmes do not address forced migration as an abstract historical event, but consciously links it to the everyday lives of young people and adults today.

Activity-based Learning

The educational formats encourage people to deal with the history of displacement, expulsion and forced migration as independently as possible. They provide space for impulses, discussions and controversies.

Making Perspectives visible

We point out different national, political and social perspectives. In the programmes, the participants deal with controversial points of view and the respective argumentations.

Self-reflection of the Documentation Centre

Exhibitions, like films, literature or monuments, influence our historical culture. Self-reflection as an institution of remembrance culture with controversial history is therefore part of the educational work.

Telling about People

Behind almost every object are personal stories and fates of individual people affected by forced migration. These narratives are at the centre of the educational programmes.

B & V © SFVV, photo: Felice Fornabaio

Room of Stillness

The sculpturally designed room on the ground floor of the Documentation Centre encourages you to pause and reflect.