The Power of Emotions. Germany 19/19

Exhibition opening with the curator

Schwarz-Weiß-Aufnahme einer Demonstration junger Menschen
© Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship

The exhibition shows how powerful feelings such as fear, hope, love and anger have been politically and socially over the last hundred years: in the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the Nazi state, the GDR and the old and new Federal Republic.

The curator Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert is one of Germany's best-known historians of education and director of the research area "History of Emotions" at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. She will explain whether and how feelings shape history in a keynote speech and then go into greater depth in a conversation with Vladimir Balzer (mdr/Deutschlandfunk).

Musical accompaniment comes from the band "Die Grenzgänger", who tell stories from everyday life in a style mix of blues, chanson, swing and folk and build an emotional bridge to the past.

End the evening with a glass of wine and a tour of the exhibition!