The Bundestag Budget Committee approved the costs of 22 million euros for the construction project of the House of Immigration Society in Cologne.
“The Central Museum of Migration” was designed to make “German culture more diverse,” the documentation association and the Museum of Migration in Germany support association said.
“The federal government has recognized the relevance of cultural diversity and memory in a migration society,” says Robert Fuchs, Director General of the Documentation Center and Museum of Migration in Germany.
The Documentation Center and the Museum of Migration in Germany is an association founded in 1990 by four Turkish immigrants, the purpose of which, according to its own statement, is «a solidarity, anti-racist society of many with equal rights for all.» They assure that in the near future in German cities every second child will be born with a migration past. Thus, migration is a “normal case”, but “not yet fixed in society”. With the help of the museum, Germany could “become a migration country” and even recognize migration as a “creative force.» However, the Germans themselves are not enthusiastic about this decision and the distribution of the budget by the state.