DIVERSITY DESTROYED – Berlin before and after 1933
Today, Berlin enjoys a global reputation as a modern, tolerant and culturally diverse metropolis. The 2013 Theme Year “Diversity Destroyed” will endeavour to communicate the importance and sensitive nature of these democratic values and achievements. The forthcoming Theme Year will highlight the social and cultural diversity that was destroyed in Berlin under the National Socialist regime in the years following 1933. The eightieth anniversary of the Nazis’ accession to power on 30 January 1933 and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the November Pogroms, symbolized by the terror of 9 November 1938, are cornerstones in a year of commemoration, remembrance and active engagement with the past.
The 2013 Theme Year is an initiative of the State of Berlin, and is coordinated by the state-owned agency Kulturprojekte Berlin and staged in cooperation with Humboldt University of Berlin. This year of commemoration, remembrance and active engagement with history is generously supported by the German Lottery Foundation Berlin (DKLB) and the Capital Cultural Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds) and is staged in collaboration with a range of partners and sponsors.
Kulturprojekte Berlin Ltd. is a not-for-profit organisation that works for the promotion, networking and mediation of culture. We create and manage cultural events in the Berlin region and work in close association with various projects and museums across the city. We are also responsible for developing a cultural education programme and for hosting and/or financing venues and festivals.
More informations: www.kulturprojekte-berlin.de