The special exhibition looked at antisemitism, racism and contemporary stereotypes of the enemy, documented by unusual exhibit objects: “Sticky Messages showed antisemitic and racist stickers from 1880 through to the present day. Since the German Empire, adhesive labels, collector cards, envelope seals and stickers, widespread on a mass scale, are testament to hostile resentment against Jews and other groups.
Jointly put together by the Center for Antisemitism Research at the Technical University of Berlin, the Centre for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg and the Munich Documentation Centre, the exhibition examined in detail a practice that was – and still is – used to stir up hatred against groups stereotyped as dangerous enemies. But the resistance put up by those targeted and civil society in general is also expressed in this small-format social medium. A section of the exhibition was devoted to local examples of stickers and labels from Munich.