About three to four million refugees and expellees stayed in the Soviet Occupation Zone and, which became the GDR later on, eight to nine million people moved to the western zones, hence the future Federal Republic. The project “Arrival on the Radio” investigates the consequences of flight and expulsion of Germans from Eastern Europe in the German-German post-war era. It will focus on a previously unexplored actor: the radio. West and East German radio programmes as well as their conditions of production and reception will be analysed within this project. By the end of 2017, we aim to have found out how media services in radio broadcasting have possibly contributed to the integration of German refugees into their new living environments.
RP3 - Knowledge for the Media Society
Beauftragte für Kultur und Medien