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the seven rooms Room 1: Matriarchal Cultures 40.000 - 3000 BC   Room 2: Women in the encounter of cultures 3000 BC - 1350 BC   Room 3: Women's Pathways towards Modernity 1350 - 1550   Room 4: Women's Movements in Europe 1550 - 1850   Room 5: Gender Democracy in Germany 1850 -1938   Room 6: Women's politics and fascism 1938 - 1958   Room 7: Female visions and concepts of the One World
Room 6
  Seven TimeSpaces, or rooms, are linked in a spiral movement. In this movement past, present, and future circulate. In the spiral of time the genesis, historical impact, and changes of a matriarchal pattern become visible. In each of the TimeSpaces particular historical and symbolical aspects of the pattern emerge. For each TimeSpace, and in each room, this historical occurrence is illustrated through the leifmotif of a woman's quotation, a specially designed pictogram, and a guiding image.  
Room 6: Women's politics and fascism 1938 - 1958

The sixth TimeSpace, and room, recounts women's captivity in Nazi-Germany and at the same time the small opportunities they used to act on their own conscience and elude the extinction of their own Selves.

The symbol of the spiral marks women's enduring will to live and survive in the shadow of a patriarchal politics of power and destruction.

Women's survival work made it possible to overcome fascism and to this day matters for the development of courage and civil disobedience.

The photograph from 1945 exemplifies the survival work of these women and at the same time expresses their connection and hope for a better future.
See Kuhn, Annette: Historia. Frauengeschichte in der Spirale der Zeit. [Women's history in the spiral of time] Opladen & Farmington Hills 2010 (= Schriften aus dem Haus der FrauenGeschichte; Bd. 4), S. 245-280 [Publications from the House of Women's History, Vol. 4, pp. 245-280]

See Spirale der Zeit. Frauengeschichte sichtbar machen. Hrsg. v. Annette Kuhn, Marianne Hochgeschurz, Monika Hinterberger. Heft 6: Frauenpolitik und Faschismus. [Spiral of time. Making women's history visible. Edited by Annette Kuhn, Marianne Hochgeschurz, Monika Hinterberger. Issue 6: Women's politics and fascism.] Leverkusen und Michigan (USA) 2007
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