Refugees – a great challenge. Federal Foreign Office presents works by Herlinde Koelbl

24.01.2017 - Press release

On Thursday (26 January), Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe, will open the exhibition, Refugees – a great challenge, by Herlinde Koelbl in the Atrium of the Federal Foreign Office.

In her photographs, Herlinde Koelbl looks at refugees arriving in Europe and the start of their new lives. The photographs were taken in Greece, Italy and Germany. The artist will be present at the opening.

The exhibition was funded by the Federal Foreign Office and first shown at the building of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in June 2016 to mark World Refugee Day.

In addition to Herlinde Koelbl’s photographs, there will also be an exhibition on the extensive support, ranging from humanitarian aid to measures in the field of cultural relations and education policy, provided by the Federal Foreign Office to people in the crisis-hit regions.

Further information about the exhibition is available at


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