A jewel on the market square in Tübingen - the exhibition "Never again silent"
The exhibition, opened in 2013, deals with the role of Tübingen in National Socialism and the impact it had on Europe. Beyond that it tells the story of the March of Life Movement: How descendants of the Nazi perpetrators have been breaking their silence about the guilt of their own family. More than 10,000 visitors have seen the exhibition and were deeply touched by its message.
"This museum is a must for everyone, especially for the citizens of Tübingen"
Ruth Doctor, granddaughter of Hannah Bernheim, a Jewish citizen of Tübingen, who emigrated in 1939
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Since 2011 tour groups from Israel have been visiting the exhibition on their tour through Germany.
They have been learning that the peaceful town of Tübingen with its pretty half-timbered houses harbours a history which for a long time has remained uncovered. During the Holocaust death ofabout 600,000 Jews in Europe came forth from this town.Mass murderers, such as Martin Sandberger, who had studied at the University of Tübingen and then became Einsatzgruppen leader in Eastern Europe, lead a rather undisturbed life after 1945. A truth that has not been talked about for a long time.
However, the focus of the visit is the encounter between descendants of the perpetrators and the Israelivisitors, many of whom lost family members in the Holocaust. In a very personal way, the descendants tell the stories of their families and reach for reconciliation.
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Enhancement of the exhibition: "DisCOVER - UnCOVER- breaking the veil of silence"
The enhancement will focus on the post-war period in Germany and the message of the March of Life Movement.
The two key points are:
The heart of the March of Life: Working through the family past
It took decades to reach a consensus in the German society about remembering the Holocaust. And still the family memories were left out. The antisemitic and racist prejudices were no longer publicly expressed, but were smouldering below the surface. The March of Life encourages to deal with the family past and the Nazi ideology in one's own heart.
Spreading the March of Life: A local event becomes a worldwide movement
The documentation of the Marches of Life and its fields of work intends to encourage visitors to become active in their own cities and nations.