German Emigration Center opens new wing & exhibition

    How do emigrants become immigrants? How do they settle in a new home country? And how do the children of immigrants and subsequent generations fare?

    From April 2012 the German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven has begun to provide answers to these and many other questions.

    With the opening of its major new wing extension focusing on 300 years of immigration history, the museum, founded in 2005, has now become the first migration museum in Germany, and in Europe. To date, no other museum addresses both aspects of migration – emigration and immigration – at the same time.

    The new wing exhibition focusses on 300 years of immigration history to Germany. In addition, the existing permanent exhibition has been supplemented by 300 years of immigration to the USA.