Photo. Refugees waiting to be admitted to the Marienfelde Refugee Center, August 14, 1961
© DHM-Schirner

Object of the Month - Archive

Every month we present a new “Object of the Month.” Only objects that are not included in our permanent exhibit are shown, so that viewers can get an idea of our interesting and diverse collection.

April 2018

Federal President in Marienfelde
Federal President in Marienfelde

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November 2017

The Lamentations of Jeremiah in November 1964
The Lamentations of Jeremiah in November 1964

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October 2017

A long way
A Long Journey

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September 2017

Donated Care Package in the Boy’s Dormitory
Donated Care Package in the Boy’s Dormitory

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June 2017

The 1st East Berlin Environment Day
The 1st (East) Berlin Environment Day

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May 2017

An 11-Year-Olds Odyssee
An 11-Year-Old’s Odyssee

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March 2017

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is…
“Allow me to introduce myself. My name is…”

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February 2017

Like in 1772
Like in 1772

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January 2017

Desperation or illness?
Desperation or illness?

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December 2013

Christmas Ornament
Christmas Ornament

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October 2013

Newspaper article: I was an agent of the State Security Service
I was an agent of the State Security Service – Newspaper article

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September 2013

Camp in Papestraße
Camp in Papestraße

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August 2013

Invitation to the Grand Opening of the German Opera in Berlin
Invitation to the Grand Opening of the
German Opera in Berlin

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July 2013

Kitchen Journal from the Marienfelde Refugee Center
Kitchen Journal from the Marienfelde Refugee Center, March 25, 1963 – July 7, 1963

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June 2013

History Notebook – Essays – 8th Grade, 1953
History Notebook – Essays – 8th Grade, 1953

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May 2013

Passengers' Tickets for British European Airways
Passengers' Tickets for British European Airways (BEA)

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April 2013

Newspaper article: The Construction Project of Difficulties
The Construction Project of Difficulties

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March 2013

A Father's Letter to his Children
A Father's Letter to his Children

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February 2013

A pair of shoes
Barbara Grosse's Shoes

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January 2013

New Year's Eve 1960
Ingrid E. with her mother and friends in Potsdam on New Year's Eve

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December 2012

Child's Painting
Child's Painting from the daycare at the State of Berlin's Central Intake Center for Ethnic German Repatriates at the former Marienfelde Refugee Center

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November 2012

Photo and newspaper article from Die Welt, November 3, 1958
Photo and newspaper article from Die Welt,
November 3, 1958

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October 2012

Menu

Menu for the week of October 16-22, 1977

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September 2012

Photo of Barbara H. with her son after her flight 1977
Photo of Barbara H. with her son after her flight 1977 in their new apartment in West Berlin

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August 2012

Telegram
Telegram: The Reunion of the Kolbe Family

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June 2012

Betrifft: Einrichtungsgegenstände für den Personenkreis des 17.6.1953
Furnishings for the June 17, 1953 Group

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May 2012

Sewing Machine
Sewing Machine

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April 2012

Letter regarding the situation of refugees in the Marienfelde Refugee Center
Letter regarding the situation of refugees in the Marienfelde Refugee Center, Easter 1960

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February 2012

A pair of skis with many marks of usage, rusty
A pair of skis with many marks of usage, rusty

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January 2012

Cuff button
A single cufflink as memento

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December 2011

Flyer: Don’t forget to send your package to the other side
Flyer: “Don’t forget to send your package to the other side"

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