Temporary Exhibitions

Opening Hours

9am – 7:45pm

Wednesday – Friday:
9:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday, Sunday:
11am – 4:30pm

Closed on Mondays as well as public holidays.

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Here you will find current and past special exhibitions in Heidelberg

Exhibition poster "What does minority mean here". Divided into four rectangles. Top left: Opening 12.4.2023, 6 p.m. with curator's tour. Top right: A station of the exhibition can be seen in the background. Bottom left: A station of the exhibition can be seen in the background, text: Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma, Bremeneckgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg and QR code with link to the exhibition website. Bottom right: text on blue background: duration 12.4. to 21.5.2023, opening hours: Tue 9:39am-1:45pm, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30am-4:30pm, Sat, Sun 11am-4:30pm, closed Monday and holidays. In the framework of the International Weeks against Racism 2023. At the bottom: Logo bar.
Poster of the exhibition “What does minority mean here?” (Photo: Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma)

“What does minority mean here?” („Was heißt hier Minderheit?“)

Germany is home to a diversity of cultures, languages and regional identities. Nevertheless, the history, role and self-image of the autochthonous (indigenous) national minorities and the speaker group Low German are little known or even considered a well-kept secret. An insight into the life, culture and language of the four national minorities and the Low German speaker group is provided by the interactive traveling exhibition “What does minority mean here?” from April 12 to May 21, 2023.

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Exhibition poster: On it you can see an oil painting by Lukas Ruegenberg. On it you can see two women in a village environment. The left woman carries a child in her arms. On the lower right edge of the painting there is a portrait photo of Lukas Ruegenberg. Title of the exhibition: Roma in Slovakia. Perspectives in Oil by Brother Lukas Ruegenberg. 9 February to 19 March 2023. Exhibition opening 8 February 2023 at 6 pm'at Bremeneckgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg. Free admission.
Special exhibition from February 9 to March 19, 2023

Roma in Slovakia – Perspectives in Oil by Brother Lukas Ruegenberg

Brother Lukas Ruegenberg has been involved with Roma in Habeš (Slovakia) for a long time. He has been there several times to help the people living there. He processed his experiences into a series of impressive oil paintings.

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Special exhibition from December 3, 2019 to January 28, 2020 (Photo: DGPPN)

Captured, persecuted, annihilated. Sick and disabled people under National Socialism (erfasst, verfolgt, vernichtet. Kranke und behinderte Menschen im Nationalsozialismus)

Sick and disabled people belonged to the persecuted under National Socialism. They were considered a burden for the German ‘Volksgemeinschaft‘ (ethnic community). Starting in 1934, up to 400,000 people were sterilized against their will and more than 200,000 people in mental hospitals were murdered.

An exhibition by the DGPPN (German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapie and Psychosomatics) in cooperation with the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Foundation Topography of Terror.

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Special exhibition from March 19 until April 26, 2019

„Oh eine Dummel!“ – Right-wing extremism and misanthropy in caricature and satire

Reacting to right-wing agitation and inhuman slogans with humor is absolutely possible. This exhibition, conceived by the CD barracks cultural center in Celle, displays that perfectly. There are caricatures and satirical contributions by 60 well-known artists from various daily and weekly newspapers, journals and magazines on display. Prudential and ingenious, the compilation of contributions presents everyday and dangerously simplistic right-wing populist and right-wing extremist modes of argumentation.

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Image: detail from a black and white picture of Władysław Bartoszewski in his younger years. Text: Bartoszewski. Resistance - Memory - Reconciliation / Exhibition. 05.10 to 14.11.2022. Documentation and Cultural Center of German Sinti and Roma, Bremeneckgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg. www.sintiundroma.de. Tue 9:30am-1:45pm / Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30am-4:30pm / Sat, Sun 11am-4:30pm, closed Mon and holidays.
Special exhibition from October 6 to November 14, 2022

Bartoszewski. Resistance – Remembrance – Reconciliation

It is not only astonishing, but almost borders on a miracle. Of all things, the German-Polish reconciliation became a lifelong issue for Władysław Bartoszewski (1922-2015). The former Polish foreign minister and long-time political advisor was also strongly committed to the rights of the Sinti and Roma.

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Special exhibition from July 9 until November 18, 2019

Sinti in the Early Modern Period. Acceptance, dissent and cooperation

The special exhibition developed by the Documentation and Cultural Center and presented on the occasion of the Cultural Days of the Sinti and Roma in 2019, provides insights into the history of the Sinti and Roma in the early modern period, a part of history still mostly unknown to many.

At a time when antigypsyist stereotypes are gaining popularity in Europe, the study of the early history of the minority has a special political significance. After all, Antigypsyism is based on the stigmatization of the minority as a foreign and outside group. A look at the early modern period, on the other hand, reveals the connections between minority and majority.

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