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From the Luther Bible to detective stories. Books for german immigrants in America 1728 – 1946

Special exhibition from April 13, to July 17, 2014

Despite the fact that they arrived empty handed, the emigrants carried something with them: their language. However, those who had learned how to read in their homeland, longed not only for the familiar sound of the language but for the familiar type fonts as well.


New Library on Migration History

Bremerhaven is now one research establishment richer:

On the occasion of the German Emigration Center's 8th birthday the award-winning museum opened an extensive library with specialist literature on the history of German migration. For over 15 years the "Circle of Friends" collected literature dealing with the topic of emigration and immigration history and in this manner built up a unique reference library.


Germans in Australia

Special Exhibition: September 30, 2013 – March 30th, 2014

In the 1850s, the passage from Bremerhaven to Australia for sailing vessels averaged fifteen long weeks. By 1851, passengers, who undertook the difficult voyage, were mainly young men tempted by the gold finds in Australia.