Remembering forced migration

Twice a Stranger / Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation

6 November 2014 to 18 January 2015

Flight, expulsion, deportation, forced resettlement, ethnic “cleansing“: The twentieth century had a variety of terms for migration by population groups that occurred against their will and by violent means. These migrations have also become the subject of exhibitions and museums in recent years.

Together with the German Historical Museum, the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation is presenting the exhibition project Twice a Stranger which was developed by the Greek company Anemon Productions for the first time in Germany. Starting with the Greek-Turkish population exchange after World War I, Twice a Stranger goes on to tell the stories of people from India, Pakistan and Cyprus to reveal a common experience of population exchange. Using rare archive footage and eyewitness interviews, Twice a Stranger is about the people who are never quite at home, both in the place where they were born and can no longer return, and in their new homeland where, unable to integrate fully, they grow old. Their stories inspired the title of the exhibition Twice a Stranger.

With Twice a Stranger, the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation will introduce its own work and offer representative glimpses of the thematic range of the future permanent exhibition, which deals with the flight and expulsion of the Germans and with forced migration in twentieth-century Europe more generally. Selected objects from its growing collection will be presented.

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Opening hours

daily 10 am to 6 pm


Free up to 18 years
€ 8, reduced € 4

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Special exhibitions
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All entrances are wheelchair accessible

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Hackescher Markt, Friedrichstraße

Französische Straße, Friedrichstraße, Hausvogteiplatz

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Underground car park below Bebelplatz
City Quartier Dom Aquarée


Deutsches Historisches Museum

Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin