Dec 7, 2023–Feb 22, 2024

Im Gleichschritt

The Architects and Engineers Association in Berlin during National Socialism
Address
Strasse des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin Map
Hours
Mon–Thu 12 am–4 pm

Since its founding in 1824, the Berlin Association of Architects and Engineers has been close to the state but non-partisan. However, immediately after the National Socialists came to power in 1933, he brought himself into line: by electing a party official as chairman and expelling at least 83 members of Jewish origin and politically unpopular members. It was only five years later that it was officially incorporated into the NSDAP as the “Berlin Gau Department of the Construction Department in the NS Association of German Technology” and was therefore initially dissolved after the end of the war and finally re-admitted in 1950.

Based on the club's history, biographies of actors and the results of the Schinkel competition that was held until recently, the exhibition deals with the depressing process of adaptation, participation and profit-taking - even after 1945.
Part of this history is also the close personal ties between the club and the technical college/university. In 1953, the association's library and its drawings archive, many of the sources from which the exhibition is drawn, also became the property of the TU. The exhibition and exhibition catalog were therefore created as a joint research project between the AIV and the Architecture Museum.
As part of the exhibition, four other building culture associations (ARL, BDA, DASL and werkbund berlin) present their engagement with their own Nazi past.

Opening: 6.12.2023, 7 p.m.
Speakers: Hans-Dieter Nägelke (Architecture Museum TU Berlin), Tobias Nöfer (Architekten- und Ingenieurverein zu Berlin Brandenburg)

Press Conference: 5.12.2023, 10 a.m.
Speakers: Dr. Hans-Dieter Nägelke (Architecture Museum TU Berlin), Tobias Nöfer (AIV representative), Jörg Rudolph M.A. (archivist and historian)