Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? A Virtual Exhibition on Handling National Socialism in the BMI and the MDI from 1949 to 1970
Website-Project | Virtual Exhibition
Opening: 26 June 2017
Students of Master Public History (Free University Berlin/ZZF Potsdam) designed and implemented the virtual exhibition ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? Handling National Socialism in the Two German Interior Ministries, 1949–1970’. In doing so, they could draw on the findings of the research project on the post-war history of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the Ministry of the Interior of the GDR (MdI), which is jointly conducted by the Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (IfZ) and the Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF).
The virtual exhibition tells ‘history with stories’. Short biographies provide an insight into the careers of senior personnel from both German interior ministries. It is closely intertwined with the thematic focal points, offers a multifaceted approach and brings historical processes to life. Above all this hovers the central question of what ‘incrimination’ means. In an interactive survey, your personal opinion is sought.
The exhibition ‘Continuities, Ruptures, New Beginning? Handling National Socialism in the Two German Interior Ministries, 1949–1970’ opened on 26 June 2017 in the BMI by Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière.
Project coordination at the ZZF: Dr. Irmgard Zündorf
To the Website and the virtual exhibition: "Kontinuitäten, Brüche, Neuanfang? Eine virtuelle Ausstellung zum Umgang mit dem Nationalsozialismus im BMI und MdI von 1949 bis 1970":
Dr. Irmgard Zündorf is on leave from April 1 to September 30, 2021. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH).
Dr. Irmgard Zündorf
Centre for Contemporary History
Am Neuen Markt 1
Office: Am Neuen Markt 1, room 1.33
Email: zuendorf [at] zzf-potsdam.de