Refugee Stories

Displacement, expulsion and forced migration are not only historical phenomena. In the 20th century and in the present, millions of people share this fate. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, the number of people who fled war, armed conflict and persecution worldwide in 2022 was already at 100 million by mid-year, higher than ever before.

The causes that lead to displacement and expulsion and what these grave experiences mean for those affected is the subject of the exhibition "The Century of Displacement" at the Documentation Centre.

The object of the shoe symbolises the mostly difficult and long journeys of refugees and displaced persons. Our exhibition also features various shoes, which we use to tell the stories of their owners.

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