"Welcome!" - "Ahilan Wasahlan!"

Sonntag, 08. Oktober 2023, 11:00 – 13:30, Documentation Centre for Displacement, Explusion, Reconciliation
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"Welcome!" - "Ahilan Wasahlan!"

Musical reading from the novel "The Unwelcome" by Marina Jenkner.

In this true story, the author juxtaposes solidarity with a family who fled Syria with her grandparents’ expulsion from East Prussia. The writer Marina Jenkner lives in Wuppertal. Her novel "Die Unwillkommenen," (“The Unwelcome”) published in 2019, is more topical than ever.

There will be music and songs from Syria and former East Prussia as well as songs by German poets-in-exile such as Lola Landau and Armin T. Wegner.



Dr. Gundula Bavendamm, Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation, Berlin
Michele Wegner, Rom, Board Member Armin T. Wegner Gesellschaft e.V.


Marina Jenkner, author, Wuppertal


Firas Aldani, oud, vocals, composition, Wuppertal

Ulrich Klan, violin, piano, voice, composition, Wuppertal


Ulrich Klan, Chairman of the international Armin T. Wegner Society e.V., Wuppertal

Free admission.

An event of the international Armin T. Wegner Society e.V. in cooperation with the Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation.

Livestream of the event via our YouTube channel Flucht Vertreibung Versöhnung.