Travelling exhibition "The Weimar Republic - Germany's First Democracy".
The Weimar Republic is an exciting chapter of German history that deserves more attention. As the first German democracy, it created many of the foundations on which our society is still based today. At the same time, it is a lesson that democracy cannot be taken for granted, but must be fought for and defended again and again. To convey these messages, an innovative exhibition concept was implemented that creates an experience space with multimedia elements.
Various film formats on the history of the Weimar Republic can be selected at the multimedia tool. They offer an introduction to the topic, which can be viewed in a larger group or in pairs via headphones, depending on the audience. Through a modern narrative style, an entertaining insight into the most important aspects of the Weimar years is provided. In addition, references to the present are shown in order to make the connections between historical and current events clear to the visitors.
The content of the films can be explored in greater depth on the 16 exhibition panels on various aspects of the Weimar Republic. In this way, the exhibition not only addresses political topics, but also cultural, economic and social issues of the time, which still offer important insights 100 years later.
>> What led to the collapse of the Empire and the founding of the Republic? And why was its constitution considered the most progressive in the world at the time? <<
>> How did the hyperinflation of 1923 affect people's lives? <<
>> What was the basis of the "Weimar myth" in the supposed "Golden Twenties"? <<
>> Who was responsible for the destruction of the Republic? <<
These and many other central questions of that era are answered in the exhibition. The debates and problematic situations are illustrated in an interesting way by contemporary photographs, posters and drawings.
Travelling exhibition Weimar Republic
18 August - 12 October 2023 at the Raiffeisen Forum in the German Raiffeisen Museum Hamm (Sieg)
The travelling exhibition on Germany's first democracy is coming to Hamm (Sieg), to the German Raiffeisen Museum, a place of democracy history.
The history of the Weimar Republic is told on 16 panels, concisely, attractively and appealingly. Films on the Weimar Republic can be shown in the median station.
A visit to the exhibition is also suitable for a larger group.
The travelling exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the Tourist Information or by appointment on 02682 969789 or 02682 8339.
Admission is free!