Photo Exhibition in Berlin: “Was treiben die Deutschen in Africa?”

German perspective on colonial history in Africa

July 23rd, 2019
Giorgia Calabrese, News from Berlin
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From July 12th to August 30th, 2019, the Mitte Museum in the Tiergarten Rathaus will house a free photo exhibition titled “What are Germans doing in Africa?”, concerning German presence in Cameroon.

The event calls to mind the relations between Africa and Western world, displaying Germany’s footsteps in Cameroon by photographs, which have been provided by the Federal Archive of the German government. The pictures (from 1880 until present day) concern both peaceful relations and conflicts between Germans and Cameroonians, recalling the time when the African country was a colony of Berlin.  Nowadays, more than 20.000 people from Cameroon live in Germany.

Even though the exhibition is based on the German perspective of the past, such an event represents nonetheless an important chance for people to deepen their knowledge, being aware of the results achieved regarding to peaceful cooperation and social integration since colonial period, as well as the networking that these two countries have currently built.


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