The Oderbruch region in the north-east of Brandenburg is built on watery ground, much like the north of Holland. Unconventional settlement structures, French place names and a sophisticated water management system tell of the colonisation of the former wetlands in the 18th century and the crucial role of immigrants in the process. The Altranft Oderbruch Museum traces the history and stories of the region and offers exhibits that make it easy to grasp the essence of the region.
The voluntary fire brigades are a small miracle of rural self-responsibility. Their comrades continue to learn and train in their free time, maintain their bases, run youth fire brigades, put out fires, rush to help in emergencies and help out in the villages wherever they are needed.
My contribution: Translating a brochure and flyer on the current exhibition into English