Documentary film: The Story of The Baltic University
Adventure and struggle.
The Baltic University (Hamburg 1946-1949) was a unique institute: it was created in the midst of chaos and started under most difficult conditions in devastated Germany. At the beginning there was no scientific equipment and no means to acquire anything, no salaries for teachers. Despite these facts academic people of the three Baltic states organised within a few months a university in Hamburg with eight faculties with 17 departments.
It gave Baltic refugees within the British zone, for whom it was hardly possible to achieve a place at German universities, a chance to leave the, sometimes depressing, refugee camps and start to study at the university.
But soon after the university opened its doors the struggle began.
The story of the Baltic University. Adventure and struggle – will be released on September 2015 - film by Helga Merits
Documentary film: The Story of The Baltic University Adventure and struggle. (1)