East German-Plus – Immigrants in the former GDR after the Fall of the Wall
A discussion of the post-reunification era from an immigrant perspective.
East Side Gallery,
English: interpretation, German, Sign language
In the debate surrounding the reunification and reconciliation of East and West, “East Germans” are often spoken of as a homogenous group. Rarely is it taken into account that someone could be both East German and an immigrant. Immigration was an integral component of social development in East, as in West, Germany. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany’s immigrant communities were subjected to numerous instances of racist abuse and attack. The debate about participation and inclusion must, therefore, be conducted in cognizance of Germany’s entire immigrant experience.
A discussion with artistic participation from Atif Mohammed Nor Hussein, Lahya Aukongo, Nhi Le, and others.
In collaboration with the Heinrich Böll Foundation.