Organized Mass Murder | An exhibition by DGPPN looks back at medicine’s role in the time of National Socialism in Germany

It has been to Japan, Australia and Italy. An exhibition of old photos, text and documents looks back at the dark role medicine for people with mental illnesses had in the time of National Socialism in Germany. An exhibition now wants to create transparency, public awareness and also wants to apologize to the victims – if that is possible in any way, as Dr. Frank … Continue reading Organized Mass Murder | An exhibition by DGPPN looks back at medicine’s role in the time of National Socialism in Germany

Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

For German artist Georg Gartz it was a creative trip. Two months he spent in Moroccan town Marrakech, working and connecting with local artists. “I’ve rented a place in a Riad in the Medina, the ancient parts of the city,” Gartz says. And he got in touch with artist Moulay Youssef Elkahfai. He, well-known in the Moroccan art scene, and Gartz connected over art. Not … Continue reading Starting with colours | Art Exhibition by Moulay Youssef Elkahfai from Marrakech and Cologne artist Georg Gartz

“I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR

For him it was the start of a new life. Leaving behind the state he could not live in anymore. For the German Democratic Republic (GDR) it was a way of earning money from West Germany. In July 1979 Christoph Becke was ransomed by West Germany after being imprisoned in East Berlin for a year. A look back: One year earlier Becke decided to flee … Continue reading “I wanted to leave the problem behind” – Contemporary witness Christoph Becke about escaping the former GDR