Photo. Refugees waiting to be admitted to the Marienfelde Refugee Center, August 14, 1961
© DHM-Schirner
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The 50th Anniversary of the Marienfelde Refugee Center

On 14 April 2003, the Association organised a large commemorative event to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Marienfelde Refugee Center. In attendance were many guests from the worlds of politics and culture. A special events program, including an open house day, completed the day’s numerous public offerings.

Other events commemorating the Center’s fiftieth anniversary included a scholarly conference on 13 April 2003. The subject of the conference was flight and emigration in divided Germany. Two additional events - a special exhibition with select photographs depicting life in the Marienfelde refugee camp and the presentation of an anniversary publication “1953-2003: 50 Years of the Marienfelde Refugee Center” - rounded out the anniversary program.