25 June 2022 to 11 June 2023

Freiburg and Colonialism: Yesterday? Today!


The consequences of colonialism continue to shape our world today. Freiburg also needs to come to terms with colonial entanglements. It was not only the people in the colonies who were convinced of racial ideology, their thought patterns were also widespread here in the city. How were they expressed in everyday life? Did this finally die out after the end of German colonialism in 1919? Or were some prejudices and patterns of behaviour passed down through the generations and do they still have an effect today? The exhibition examines these questions from different perspectives.