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The end of the Second World War also meant the return of large numbers of emigrants who had fled from Germany to escape National Socialism. Their different hopes and expectations of a reorganization of Germany often determined the individual decision for or against East or West. Especially for Jewish remigrants, the Holocaust cast a shadow over both of the soon-to-be-formed German states.

Based on two keynote speeches by Lutz Fiedler (Moses Mendelssohn Center, Potsdam) and Scott Krause (Willy-Brandt-Forum Unkel) on return experiences in East and West Germany, they discuss with Irmela von der Lühe (Berlin) the expectations and disappointments of remigrants Remigrants in divided Germany.

Moderator: Anna-Dorothea Ludewig (Moses Mendelssohn Center, Potsdam)

Welcome: Miriam Rürup (Director of the MMZ, Potsdam)

A cooperation event with the Moses Mendelssohn Center for European-Jewish Studies e. V. Potsdam as part of the “Days of Exile”. An initiative of the Körber Foundation in cooperation with the Berlin Exile Museum Foundation.

(Program in German)

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