Tietmeyer, Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Glances into Fugitive Lives, Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net-ART-Books, 2017. https://doi.org/10.11588/arthistoricum.165.209


ISBN 978-3-946653-32-5 (PDF)





Elisabeth Tietmeyer (Hrsg.)

Glances into Fugitive Lives

Schriftenreihe des Museums Europäischer Kulturen, Band 19

The starting point of this publication is the presentation daHEIM: Glances into Fugitive Lives realized in Berlin by the Museum Europäischer Kulturen with the artist barbara caveng and the initiative KUNSTASYL in 2016/17. Against the background of the situation of immigrants fleeing to Europe since 2015, it highlights the experiences and dreams of its protagonists from a residential hostel in the Berlin district of Spandau. Biographical examples of people who have migrated within, to and from Europe in the last two centuries are brought into comparison with current fates. This demonstrates that flight is not a new phenomenon, but has always been with us - at various times and in various places. Twelve authors from Europe, North and South America describe individual migration experiences, looking back as far as the 19th century from 2016. Over and beyond this, European migration movements are placed in global contexts, and forms of institutional migration remembrance presented.

Elisabeth Tietmeyer, director of the Museum of European Cultures - National Museums in Berlin, studied Social Anthropology, Sociology and European Ethnology at Münster University. She conducted ethnographic fieldworks in Kenya and Ukraine. Her research focuses on topics like mobility and migration, ethnic minorities, and material cultures.


Elisabeth Tietmeyer, Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow
Why this book?
Barbara Caveng
“I’am a human.”
From READY NOW to KUNSTASYL – A chronicle
Dachil Sado
Myth of Gilgamesh seeking Europa
Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow
“I never felt like a complete stranger.”
Stations of a flight from Hungary in autumn 1956
Elizabeth Fendl
Having to go – the moved history of a family from the Bohemian “Erzgebirge”
Alina Helwig
Between the Crimea, Kazakhstan and Germany – Magdalena Schweiger on the search for home
Helga Neumann
“This visa issue is the most important issue in our lives right now.”
One of many: Anna Seghers in exile, 1933–1947
Kristina Heizmann
“Guests of the nation” or “guest workers”?
Belgian refugees in Great Britain, 1914 –1918
Lennart Johansson, Håkan Nordmark
Emigration from Sweden to America
the example of Signe Karlsdotter
Jochen Oltmer
Migration as a historic normality
Europe in global migration processes
Ways and lives of Italian migrants in Brazil at the end of the 19th century
Myriame Morel-Deledalle
Armenians in Marseilles
Diana Pardue
Ellis Island: Gateway to the United States