Replacement Date for the DZNSZA #MuseUp ‘Batteries for the Wehrmacht’

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After sadly having to cancel last December’s MuseUp at the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre (DZNSZA) due to illness, we are happy to announce a replacement date on 18th March 2016. The MuseUp at the DZNSZA will take us on a tour around the new special exhibition ‘Batteries for the Wehrmacht’.

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On Friday, 18th March, the DZNSZA is inviting us on a Twitter tour around the new exhibition. Batteries were a central wartime industrial product and an important source of income. The company Petrix produced dry batteries and torches for the Wehrmacht and supplied the Luftwaffe with fuse batteries for combat aircraft. The exhibition sheds light on the role of the company within the German armaments industry. Original exhibits and the testimonies of contemporary witnesses give an impression hazardous work conditions in the battery factory. At the heart of the exhibition are the biographies of former forced labourers, both male and female.

For those of you who maybe missed it the last time, the site at Schöneweide is the last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour camp in Germany. In the Second World War it served as one of the more than 3000 collective accommodations dispersed throughout the city for forced labourers. Further information on the labour camp as a historic site can be found on the Documentation Centre’s website, and there is even a separate website for the permanent exhibition, and a flyer. for the special exhibition.

Pertrix-Aerodyn-Anode aus einem Kofferradio, vermutlich um 1941 Foto: Simone Bilgram / Quelle: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin

Pertrix-Aerodyn-Anode aus einem Kofferradio, vermutlich um 1941
Foto: Simone Bilgram / Quelle: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin

We hope we have managed to arouse your interest in this fascinating topic, and that some of you will join us on 15th December. It’s well worth the trip out to Schöneweide. Attendance is free! Here is an overview of all the details:

When: Friday 18th March 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Britzer Straße 5, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide

Public Transport: The closest train station is S-Schöneweide

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please.

Language: There will be a guided tour in German and parallel l to that one in English. You will be able to choose which group you’d like to join when you register.

Hashtag: #MuseUp

Save the Date! #MuseUp in the DZNSZA special exhibtion ‘Batteries for the Wehrmacht’

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It’s been a while since our last #MuseUp, but now you have to wait no longer! After the trains were cancelled last year, and our tour round the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre (DZNSZA) at Berlin Schöneweide ended up being rather small, we are taking the opening of the new special exhibition ‘Batteries for the Wehrmacht: Forced Labour at Petrix 1939-1945’ as an excuse to venture out to Schöneweide again.

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On Tuesday, 15th December, the DZNSZA is inviting us on a Twitter tour around the new exhibition. Batteries were a central wartime industrial product and an important source of income. The company Petrix produced dry batteries and torches for the Wehrmacht and supplied the Luftwaffe with fuse batteries for combat aircraft. The exhibition sheds light on the role of the company within the German armaments industry. Original exhibits and the testimonies of contemporary witnesses give an impression hazardous work conditions in the battery factory. At the heart of the exhibition are the biographies of former forced labourers, both male and female.

For those of you who maybe missed it the last time, the site at Schöneweide is the last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour camp in Germany. In the Second World War it served as one of the more than 3000 collective accommodations dispersed throughout the city for forced labourers. Further information on the labour camp as a historic site can be found on the Documentation Centre’s website, and there is even a separate website for the permanent exhibition, and a flyer. for the special exhibition.

Pertrix-Aerodyn-Anode aus einem Kofferradio, vermutlich um 1941 Foto: Simone Bilgram / Quelle: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin

Pertrix-Aerodyn-Anode aus einem Kofferradio, vermutlich um 1941
Foto: Simone Bilgram / Quelle: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin

We hope we have managed to arouse your interest in this fascinating topic, and that some of you will join us on 15th December. It’s well worth the trip out to Schöneweide. Attendance is free! Here is an overview of all the details:

When: Tuesday 15th December 2015, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Britzer Straße 5, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide

Public Transport: The closest train station is S-Schöneweide

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please.

Language: There will be a guided tour in German and parallel l to that one in English. You will be able to choose which group you’d like to join when you register.

Hashtag: #MuseUp

 

#MuseUp goes Dresden! 5th March at the asisi Panometer

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Time for another #MuseUp! This time in the midst of destroyed Dresden in February 1945…

Panometer Dresden © asisi

Panometer Dresden © asisi

Yadegar Asisi creates the largest 360° panoramas in the world, measuring up to 32 metres in height with a circumference of up to 110 metres. His latest panorama DRESDEN 1945 is currently on display at Panometer Dresden.

On a 1:1 scale, DRESDEN 1945 takes you on a journey through time back to the Elbe metropolis in the immediate aftermath of the bombing raids in 1945. The view from the Town Hall tower reveals the ruins of the destroyed city, from which columns of smoke are seen rising. The project broaches the issues of tragedy and hope in Europe.

An accompanying multimedia exhibition provides an introduction into the topic.

The MuseUp will take the participants  on an exclusive guided tour, outside regular opening hours, through the multimedia exhibition and the panorama.

Due to a limited number of participants you can apply by sending a short e-mail with the name of your twitter account to levin.klocker@asisi.de.

Deadline for applying: 25th February 2015. The winners will get an official registration link.

Panometer Dresden © asisi

Panometer Dresden © asisi

The MuseUp will take place at Panometer Dresden. Participation is free of charge, but you must cover your own travel costs.

Here is an overview of the details:
When:
Thursday 5th March, 6pm – 8pm
Where:
Panometer Dresden | Gasanstaltstraße 8b, 01237 Dresden
Public Transport:
Tram 1 and 2 “Liebstädter Straße”, S-Bahn “Dresden Reick/Panometer”, Bus 64 “Nätherstraße/Panometer”
How:
Apply by sending a short e-mail with the name of your twitter account to levin.klocker@asisi.de

Deadline of application: 25th February 2015. The winners will get an official registration link.

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please. Visitors are responsible for infringement of any copyright not heeded.
Language:
 The MuseUp will be in German.
Hashtags:
#MuseUp #DRESDEN1945 #PanometerDRESDEN
Further information:
www.asisi.de, facebook.asisi.de

Save the Date! #MuseUp at Stadtmuseum Berlin – The West in the East!

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It’s time for a #MuseUp again in Berlin!

In 2014, the year of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Stadtmuseum Berlin is focusing on a very exciting topic: West-Berlin.

The Exhibition “WEST:BERLIN | An Island in search of the mainland” is the first retrospective of its kind. West-Berlin, for more than fourty years, was an “Island of freedom”, highly substituted “Window of the West”, biotope and cosmopolitan city at the same time. With the ending of the German separation, the divided city lost its prestige, special status and symbolic charge.

But in the meantime, the ‘City West’ starts to shine again. More than 500 exhibits and medial productions wait for you for an emotional “time travel” with unexpected associations and encounters, rediscoveries and surprises.

You are invited by the Stadtmuseum to a special tour of the exhibition on the 20th November 2014 at 6 pm!

(c) Stadtmuseum Berlin

(c) Stadtmuseum Berlin

The exhibition and MuseUp will take place at Ephraim-Palais in Berlin-Mitte. The participation is free of charge. Here is an overview of the details:

When: Thursday 20th November 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Ephraim-Palais | Stadtmuseum Berlin, Poststraße 16, 10178 Berlin-Mitte

Public Transport: S+U Alexanderplatz, U Klosterstraße, H Nikolaiviertel (Bus)

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited. Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please. Visitors are responsible for infringement of any copyright not heeded.

Language: There will be a bilingual guided tour in both German and English.

Hashtags: #MuseUp #WestBerlin

Save the Date! #MuseUp at the Forced Labour Documentation Centre in Berlin Schöneweide

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Anyone up for another #MuseUp? You’re in luck! On Thursday 28th August, the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre is inviting us to Berlin Schöneweide , where the last well-preserved former Nazi forced labour camp is located. In the Second World War it served as one of the more than 3000 collective accommodations dispersed throughout the city for forced labourers.

View of the camp with barracks four, five and six Foto: ©Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide, Matthias Steffen

View of the camp with barracks four, five and six
Photo: ©Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide, Matthias Steffen

The Documentation Centre opened in summer 2006 on a part of historical grounds that once belonged to the camp and which are today protected as a monument. In August 2010, one of the well preserved barracks was also made accessible, and in May 2013 the permanent exhibition “Forced Labour in the Daily Round 1938 – 1945” opened its doors. During the #MuseUp, we will be visiting both the permanent exhibition and “Barrack 13”.

Further information on the labour camp as a historic site can be found on the Documentation Centre’s website, and there is even a separate website for the permanent exhibition.

Camp and barracks with barbed wire, Berlin, 1943 Photo: © Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide

Camp and barracks with barbed wire, Berlin, 1943
Photo: © Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit Berlin-Schöneweide

We hope we have managed to arouse your interest, and that some of you will join us on 28th August. It’s well worth the trip out to Schöneweide. Attendance is free! Here is an overview of all the details:

When: Thursday 28th August 2014, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Dokumentationszentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Britzer Straße 5, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide

Public Transport: The closest train station is S-Schöneweide

How: Register via Eventbrite. The event is free but spaces are limited). Bring your smartphone (or other device) on the night and tweet away!

Photography: Photography is permitted, but without flash please.

Language: There will be a guided tour in German and parallel l to that one in English. You will be able to choose which group you’d like to join when you register.

Hashtag: #MuseUp