Digital archive

The digital archive is a large-scale oral history project that brings together filmed interviews with 41 protagonists who came to Germany between 1945 and 2016. They come from 27 countries in South America, Africa, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Near and Middle East, Southeast and East Asia and share their stories of flight in nine languages. Their experiences span a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, religions, sexualities and social classes. At the time of filming, the interviewees ranged in age from 19 to 87. The individual interviews are between one and six hours long.

All of the interviews available at