From Berlin to Chemnitz

After 1527 people have visited our exhibition in Berlin, it will be shown in Chemnitz for the next month. The exhibition will open on Friday, the 11th March 2016 in the AJZ Chemnitz at 6 pm. Come and visit!

If you can’t make it on the opening night the exhibition is always open from Monday to Friday from 1 – 7pm. You can make individual arrangements for groups and school classes: 0371-4498713

Address: AJZ Chemnitz, Chemnitztalstraße 54, 09114 Chemnitz, Deutschland

Nachdem 1527 Menschen unsere Ausstellung in Berlin besucht haben, wird die Ausstellung für den nächsten Monat in Chemnitz zu sehen sein. Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am Freitag, den 11.03.2016 um 18 Uhr im AJZ Chemnitz statt. Kommt vorbei!

Wenn ihr es nicht zur Ausstellungseröffnung schafft, ist die Ausstellung immer von Montags bis Freitags, 13 – 19 Uhr geöffnet. Für Gruppen und Schulklassen können auch außerhalb dieser Zeiten Termine vereinbart werden: 0371-4498713

Adresse: AJZ Chemnitz, Chemnitztalstraße 54, 09114 Chemnitz, Deutschland


Second workshop in Chemnitz

Illustration Zosia Dzierżawska

After a long period of research (and online communication) our Redrawing-team finally met the second time. The five day workshop took place at the alternative youth center Chemnitz (AJZ Chemnitz). David Schilter from our Latvian partner organization kuš! also joined the meeting. On Sunday we arrived at the AJZ Chemnitz, where we were welcomed warmly. After dinner the artists presented their storyboards to show their work status. Afterwards Ole Frahm and Sascha Hommer got into personal conversations with them. It was great to recognize the development of the stories. A lot of questions and problems we discussed in Pančevo in early April were solved, but some new problems evolved.

Beside the personal dialogues, our artists had the chance to keep on working and discussing. For this the garden of the AJZ was the perfect place. Here we also got provided with daily tasty meals prepared by the members of the AJZ.


On Monday, 29th of June, Ole Frahm held a public lecture at the AJZ Chemnitz about „Anti-Semitic caricatures in comics“, which was followed by a very interesting public discussion with the audience. On Wednesday we went on a bike tour through the city to learn more about the National Socialist history of Chemnitz. The tour was guided by Enrico, a member of the NGO VVN-BdA. Enrico took us through the city and showed us places of National Socialist terror and persecution. We learned that Chemnitz was a socialistic and democratic centre in central Germany and tried to fight against the coming into power of the National Socialists.

On our last workshop day we invited pupils from the André Gymnasium in Chemnitz. We presented our project to them and engaged them to draw their own comics about victims of National-Socialism. In their case about the victims, who died at the killing center Pirna-Sonnenstein, a place where thousands of disabled people were killed between 1940 and 1942.

After an intensive workshop week, we are looking forward to the final comics of our five artists, the forthcoming kuš!-publication and the exhibitions in Berlin (6th of November 2015) and Chemnitz (January 2016).

Visit of the Pirna-Sonnenstein Memorial


Together with youth of the AJZ-Chemnitz we visited the former sanatorium Pirna-Sonnenstein, an institution that had been renowned for its humanist tradition, before the National Socialists turned the sanatorium into a killing center.

15 000 people were murdered at Pirna-Sonnenstein in the years 1941 and 1942, most of them because they were diagnosed with (an alleged) mental handicap or illness. They were killed in gas chambers within the framework of the National Socialist medical murders, the so called ‘Action T4’. Over a thousand prisoners from National Socialist concentration camps also died at this site in the summer of 1941 (‘special treatment 14f13’).

The killing center Pirna-Sonnenstein served as a personnel, organizational and technical field of experimentation for the future extermination camps like Auschwitz, Treblinka and Sobibor. In the upcoming workshop in Chemnitz, the participants will approach a range of biographies of the victims, made available by the memorial site, under the supervision of Sascha Hommer in an artistic way.



Dr. Ole Frahm: Antisemitische Karikaturen im Comic

Tim und Struppi

Comics sind für ihre klischeehaften Bilder berüchtigt. Rassistische, sexistische und antisemitische Stereotypen wurden durch die seriellen Bilder viele Jahre vervielfältigt – in einer Gesellschaft, die sich durch Ausschlüsse, Konkurrenz und die Produktion von Stereotypen auszeichnet. Ole Frahm geht in seinem Vortrag der Frage nach, ob die Karikatur einen Erkenntniswert besitzt oder ob sie nur gesellschaftliche Klischees und Abwertungen reproduziert. Der Vortrag wird Beispiele aus der Geschichte der Karikatur (wie sie von Eduard Fuchs in dem Band “Die Juden in der Karikatur” gesammelt wurden), klassische Comics wie Hergés Tim und Struppi und aktuelle Comics und Karikaturen zeigen, erläutern und zur Diskussion stellen.

Montag, 29.06.2015 um 19 Uhr im AJZ-Chemnitz