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A Life in four hours:
Zonguldak. Ankara. Istanbul.
Essen. Cologne.

Kölnischer Kunstverein, Project Migration *

Narrator: Aytac Eryilmaz.
Listener: Meral Yetimoglu

Friday, November 25th, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Meral Yetimoglu - Aytac Eryilmaz

Aytac Eryilmaz, born in 1952 in Zonguldak in Turkey, w. Works as printer and publisher in a leftist political press in Ankara and Istanbul. He lLived through the military coups of 1971 and 1980 and served several months in prison each time. Eryilmaz Hhad to leave Turkey for political reasons after his press was forbidden to publish and came to Germany in 1985. He wWorked in an honorary capacity for Türkei-Data, a forum for Turkish intellectuals in Germany and for DOMiT- Documentation Center, where he has been a member of the executive board since 1990. Eryilmaz is Co-initiator of the Migration Museum in Germany (, 2003) and. Project director of the exhibition: "Fremde Heimat. Eine Geschichte der Einwanderung aus der Türkei" in 1998 at the Ruhrland Museum in Essen; "40 Jahre Fremde Heimat. Einwanderung aus der Türkei nach Köln" at the Historical City Hall in Cologne, 2001. He is a member of the curatorial team of the Project Migration.

Meral Yetimoglu, married name Renz, was born in 1962 in Zonguldak in Turkey. She was already active in the student movement in Turkey, came to Germany to begin her studies for political reasons and was politically involved in the MSB Spartakus and the DKP. She is a certified social worker with further education in Gestalt therapy and sexual therapy and has worked since 1982 in the Lore-Agnes-Haus, Center for Sexual Consultation of Workers' Welfare, Essen. Co-author of the language textbook: "Türkisch am Krankenbett".


* Projekt Migration is an initiative project of the
Federal Culture Foundation.