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Florentine Schmidtmann

Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History
Am Neuen Markt 1
14467 Potsdam

e-mail: schmidtmann [at] zzf-potsdam.de


since 03/2019 
Curator of the special exhibition about the 30th anniversary of Brandenburg at Brandenburgische Gesellschaft für Kultur und Geschichte gGmbH, Potsdam

2018 – 2019
Associated Researcher for the exhibition "East Berlin. Half a Capital", Stadtmuseum Berlin / ZZF Potsdam

2016 – 2019
Associated Researcher for the open-air exhibition "Attention Border Area. The restricted zone in the GDR, Potsdam 1961-89" north of Glienicke Bridge in Potsdam, research, concept & editing, Erinnerungsorte Potsdamer Grenze e.V. / ZZF Potsdam

2016 – 2017
Elected PhD-representative of the ZZF Potsdam

since 2016
PhD Student, Affiliated PhD at Dept. I Communism and Society, Working title: “Pforzheim – City of arrivals: Integration of GDR citizens with the south-west of the Federal Republic of Germany”, Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) / University Potsdam

2013 – 2015
Curator & Researcher at DDR-Museum Pforzheim, Stiftung Lernort Demokratie – Das DDR-Museum Pforzheim

since 2012
Founding member past[at]present
past[at]present. Geschichte im Format. GbR, Berlin

M.A. Public History, Focus: Contemporary German History, History didactics, Thesis: “A Bitter Path – Concept for an exhibition on the meaning of Bitterfeld in the GDR with selected non-conform art“, Free University Berlin

Academic exchange Erasmus-Program, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

B.A. Cultural Studies, Focus: Cultural History, Social Sciences, Thesis: “Repatriation of Displaced Persons: Polish Unaccompanied Children, 1945-48”, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)


  • Associated PhD project

    The influx of 3.8 million people who fled and left East Germany or were ransomed by the West German government between 1949 and 1990, some of them at the risk of their own lives, confronted society and politics in West Germany as well as the new... » zum Projekt

  • Completed Collaborative project between the ZZF and the association Memorial Sites at the Potsdam Border

    The course of the former border to the north of Glienicker Bridge counts today among the most visited sections of the Berlin-Brandenburg Wall, the former ‘outer ring’... » zum Projekt

  • Completed Exhibition project in the City Museum Berlin

    The Leibniz Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam, and the Municipal Museum Berlin prepared a joint exhibition on East Berlin. The exhibition was showed from 10 May to 9 November 2019 in the Ephraim-Palais in the... » zum Projekt