June 9, 2023, 7 pm

The Train Station as a Place of Flight and Exile

Panel discussion, reading, app presentation – in German
part of the series In Transit,
in cooperation with Deutsches Technikmuseum and Museum Friedland

Exilmuseum’s new building is being built at Anhalter Bahnhof. During the Nazi period, countless victims of persecution fled into exile from this train station, including prominent figures such as Klaus Mann, Alfred Döblin, or Bertolt Brecht, but also many unknown people. Many remembered this moment at the train station for their whole lives, a moment of departure and the start of a period of uncertainty.

At this event, we will share the stories of the exiles themselves, report about the plans of Exilmuseum to tell about the history of the site, presenting the webapp Anhalter Bahnhof Revisited developed together with Deutsches Technikmuseum and TU Darmstadt. Joining the conversation will be representatives of Museum Friedland, that is also located in a rail station and that tells migration stories from 1945 until today. A train station as border camp, that stands for arrivals and new beginnings.

Location: Fasanenstrasse 24, 10719 Berlin
The building is unfortunately not barrier-free.

Doors open an hour before the event which gives the chance to explore the house and its exhibits.