Displaced Memory

Flüchtlinge nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg, Quelle: Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Displaced Memory

Poster exhibition

In March, the international open-air exhibition "THERE&HERE Displaced Memory" made a stop at Dresden's Postplatz. The exhibition was realised by the Prague association Post Bellum in cooperation with local partners. From 11 April, texts and interviews can be experienced in the foyer of the memorial.

The focus is on the fates of twelve displaced persons from Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and Slovakia. Their biographies are presented in the poster exhibition. They recount their fates in detail in interviews, many of which were recorded at the memorial last year. The videos can be seen in the exhibition and can also be viewed on the memorial's website. https://demokratiecampus.de/dort-und-hier

In May 1945, the Second World War ended. However, the human suffering continued. Europe lay in ruins, the borders of the states were redrawn. Not only in the war itself, but also in the political realities of the post-war period, millions of people were forced to leave their places of birth. The last witnesses of one of the largest waves of migration in Europe were children then, today they are of advanced age. Many of them are only today, after many years of silence, telling of their experiences.

Talk with contemporary witness Günther Klemm in the exhibition:
Monday, 11 April and 9, 16 and 23 May 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Günther Klemm, born in 1939 in a suburb of Teplitz-Schönau in the Sudetenland, was forcibly resettled with his family in 1946. He lived in various places until he moved with his family to Dresden in 1965 and to Radebeul in 2004.

The exhibition "THERE&HERE Displaced Memory" was developed by Post Bellum (Prague) in cooperation with Documenta (Zagreb), Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße (Dresden), Historisches Zentrum Ośrodek Pamięć i Przyszłość (Wroclaw) and Post Bellum (Bratislava).

The interviews are also available on the portal www.memoryofnations.eu. Memory of Nations is one of the most extensive collections of eyewitness accounts in Europe. The database includes testimonies of 20th century events that survived the two totalitarian regimes - National Socialism and Communism.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within the framework of the "Europe for Citizens" programme.


In the foyer of the memorial
of the memorial