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Münsterland Cultural Office

Good cultural projects need good funding. The Münsterland Cultural Office advises cultural associations, municipalities, institutions, private individuals and independent organisations in their search for financial support. The Münsterland Cultural Office is one of nine coordinating offices in NRW for the state funding programme"Regional Cultural Policy" (RKP) - and thus the Münsterland's interface to the state of NRW. As such, we also coordinate a cultural policy body, the Kulturrat. In addition, the cultural office also organises its own projects, such as the Münsterland Festival or Apokalypse Münsterland. The Münsterland e.V.is the responsible body.

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Münsterland Cultural Academy 2021

This year's continuing education series of the Münsterland Cultural Office will cover a wide range of topics: from contract law in Corona times to guerrilla marketing and possible funding programmes for your projects. You can find the entire programme here.

Please note: Most seminars and workshops are planned as face-to-face events. Should it not be possible to hold face-to-face events, taking into account the current Corona protection regulations, the offers will take place online. The participation fee may be reduced as a result.

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"(Re)Germanisable" Polish children from Łódź. Online discussion in the series "Young Science" with Franziska Thole
02.12.2021, 19:00 02.12.2021, 21:00
Villa ten Hompel, Münster

"(Re)Germanisable" Polish Children from Łódź: The Search for the Missing Children and the Children's Tracing Service Index of the Arolsen Archives

Heinrich Himmler envisioned generating a significant population increase through the "Germanisation" of "racially valuable" Polish children. Thousands of Polish boys and girls were forcibly torn from their familiar surroundings and brought to the German Reich for this purpose. Beforehand they were subjected to "racial-biological", health and psychological examinations and, in the case of a positive test result, declared "fit for incubation". In special institutions they received an education according to National Socialist ideology before they were finally successfully placed in a German foster family.

At the end of the war, thousands of Polish children found themselves among the Displaced Persons in Germany. Part of this group were also children who had been brought to Germany as part of the "Wiedereindeutschungsaktion".

On Thursday, 2 December, at 7 p.m., Franziska Thole, a research volunteer at the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz memorial and education centre in Berlin, will present her master's thesis, in which she examined a file from the so-called Kindersuchdienstkartei of the Arolsen Archives: Had the unaccompanied, mostly non-German children recorded there been brought to Germany as part of the "re-Germanisation campaign"? What procedures are evident from the files? Franziska Thole will answer these and other questions in conversation with Peter Römer, research assistant at the History Site.

The event will take place online via Zoom. The access link will be published on this page in good time.

Franziska Thole studied History in the Master of Arts at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster and worked as a freelance pedagogical-scientific assistant at the Villa ten Hompel History Site. She is currently a research volunteer at the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz memorial and education centre in Berlin.

In cooperation with the Evangelisches Forum Münster e. V., Gegen Vergessen - Für Demokratie Regionalgruppe Münsterland e. V., the Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit Münster e. V. and the LWL Institute for Westphalian Regional History.

02.12.2021, 19:00 02.12.2021, 21:00
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  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    18:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    18:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
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The Münsterland Cultural Office is one of nine coordinating offices in NRW for the state funding programme"Regional Cultural Policy" (RKP) of the NRW Ministry of Culture and Science.

The Münsterland Cultural Office and the Münsterland Festival are pleased to be WDR 3 cultural partners under the motto "Partnership for more culture". You can find more information on the WDR 3 cultural partnership website.

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