The future Documentation Center of the Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation will provide a room of stillness for personal reflection. The design of the room went to the winner of the architectural competition in 2015, the architecture firm of Königs in Cologne. Their design envisions a room of 100 square meters with wooden slats that evoke a sculptural effect. The slats filter the daylight and create an introverted atmosphere. Visitors who move through the room along the wall will perceive two landscape images. There are various views into and through the wooden slats, with some into the foyer and the city outside.
Twelve million refugees and expellees were registered in East and West Germany in 1950. They had to eke out a living under extremely difficult economic and social conditions. Cultural differences also presented a challenge to the coexistence of the locals and the new arrivals. This is also evident in the traditional clothing that some Hungarian Germans continued to wear.
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