13 may

‘German traces’ at exhibition in Chisinau

The Embassy of Germany opened an exhibition entitled “German traces in Moldova, 1814-2014. Tradition and modernization” at the National Museum of Arts of Moldova in Chisinau. It forms part of the activities held to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the settling of Germans in Bessarabia. The exhibit shows the life of the Germans at the end of the 19th century, including in villages, the agricultural activity and trade, IPN reports.

In the opening of the exhibit, German Ambassador in Chisinau Matthias Meyer said that together with his colleagues, they worked for two years to mount this event. It’s a unique and very special exhibition that presents the special contribution of the German colonists to the country’s development. “The past and the present are combined here. The settling of the Germans is shown by objects that they used every day,” said the ambassador, underlining that the influence of the German personalities on Bessarabia at the end of the 19th century represents a fascinating chapter in the diverse history of Moldova.

Vice President of the German Bundestag Ulla Schmidt, who came to Chisinau on a working visit, said the liberalization of the visa regime and the signing of the Association Agreement with the EU are only several of the