EXHIBITION: A Cultural-historical exhibition on life in the Lutheran Vicarage.
What unites Angela Merkel (the Conservative German Chancellor), Joachim Gauck (Lutheran vicar, former Stasi hunter and present-day German President) and Gudrun Ensslin (a condemned terrorist from Bader-Meinhof)? The answer is: all three were brought up in Lutheran vicarages and received a careful and dedicated upbringing as well as a very specific intellectual background. Although with very diverse results, this special aura of the Lutheran vicarage can be identified as an important source for their wider careers. This aura, how it was inspired by Martin Luther, how it evolved during the next 500 years and its role in 1989-90, is the theme of a very important exhibition at the “Deutches Historisches Museum” in Berlin this winter (2013 -14). Since the family life of Martin Luther in Wittenberg cannot be understood apart from its
The exhibition has been mounted in a collaboration between the EKD (Evangelische Kirche Deutschland, the international Martin Luther Stiftung and the Deutschen Historischen Museums.
Leben nach Luther. Eine Kulturgeschichte des evangelischen Pafarrhauses.
Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
25.10.2013 – 02.03.2014
Leben nach Luther – Eine Kulturgeschichte des evangelischen Pfarrhauses – Katalog
Herausgeber: Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum