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An exhibition "Multicultural: Germany, a Country of Immigration"

The exhibition was organized by the House of the History of Germany at Berlin's German Historical Museum

July 20th, 2016
Georgi Zografov, News from Berlin

International relations and cultural diplomacy depend on many things and one of them is immigration. Immigration creates cultural bridges between countries and it plays a major role in building better diplomacy, alliances, political and economic strategies and concepts throughout human history and society. Cultural diplomacy considers the historical role and importance of immigration because it reflects the development of contemporary foreign affairs.

From 21 May to 16 October 2016 an exhibition organized by the House of the History of the Federal Republic of Germany at Berlin's German Historical Museum will present all aspects of immigration to Germany. The exhibition named “Multicultural: Germany, a Country of Immigration” contains almost 800 objects from the past six decades’ historical course of immigration to the country, integration and assimilation.

After 60 years of immigration stream to the country, the Federal Republic of Germany is now the second most popular migration destination after the United States. The exhibition "Multicultural: Germany, a Country of Immigration" shows the variety of cultural identities in the backbone of the European economy. It tells different stories and shows different faces of the cultural diversity in Germany since the 1960s when the first southern European "guest workers" came to the country.

The exhibition illustrates the migrant’s lives and traditions and the visitors can answer different questions related with the transformation of the society and today’s cultural palette in Germany.
In today’s world of cultural differences and social tensions, the exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum shows the interaction between cultures, religions and identities.

Cultural relations and exchanges provide framework for the development of the future of every country. Immigration has influence over cultural diplomacy because some cultures are more resistant to assimilation from others. In that case cultural diplomacy is a way to find the balance between people from different cultures and nations. This is essential when there are issues related with national politics and economic enhancement.

The exhibition “Multicultural: Germany a Country of Immigration” would be very interesting for everyone who wants to see and understand the conduction of the cultural relations in Germany and their evolution. Last but not least through the exhibition every visitor can trace back the political changes which have become in the last 60 years in the country.


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