Academy Program on Migration and Diversity

Germany as a Country of Immigration

Program on Migration and Diversity

Though Germany is home to first- and second-generation immigrants from 194 countries, it has only recently begun to view itself as a country of immigration. In this regard, Germany is quite different from countries, like the US and Canada, whose longtime engagement with immigration has given them extensive experience in dealing with inequality and discrimination. Our Academy’s program on migration and diversity are particularly concerned with finding ways to apply that experience to the German context.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy

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

Events for Experts and the Public

Toward this end, we give experts the opportunity to exchange ideas on innovative approaches to migration research and offer them a platform to present their perspectives to a wider public.

The History of Migration to Germany

Understanding the history of migration to Germany is another priority for the program on migration and diversity. How did migrants come to both West and East Germany? What living conditions did they find? What were their experiences and how did these experiences shape later generations? By raising such questions, the Academy aims to ingrain migration history into the public's historical consciousness.

Contact
Dr. Rosa Fava
Head of the Academy Programs (substitute for Dr. Yasemin Shooman, y.shooman@jmberlin.de)
phone: 
+49 (0)30 259 93 472
Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy

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

(3) New German Stories Alle anzeigen

New German Stories

Kıymet

Film Showing and Discussion with Canan Turan

The "Koscher Light" Generation

Reading and Discussion with Alina Gromova

Children of the liberation

6 July 2016
Discussion and Reading: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation