The Docu Center Ramstein will offer an English-spoken guided tour through its current special exhibition at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Museum im Westrich in Ramstein-Miesenbach.
The display called “Americans …” is a brochure with caricatures published in 1954 in Kaiserslautern. Renowned German caricaturists present the consequences and effects of the presence of Americans stationed here. It is considered a unique document of these years but still valid today.
DCR also shows off cartoons from its inventory and “Funnies,” cartoons from early editions of the Stars and Stripes and former base newspapers, such as the Landstuhl News.
German caricaturist Uwe Herrmann, who works for the local daily paper Die Rheinpfalz, is featured at the museum.
The exhibition displays enjoyable to satiric examples of the German and American perception of alleged strengths and weaknesses of the other sides.
DCR chief Michael Geib and Dr. Claudia Gross, scientific assistant, will take guests on the guided tour. Admission is free.
The Center of Documen-tation and Exhibition of the History of the Americans in Rhineland-Palatinate opened in 2007 and collects unique material and historical documents of the last 60 years regarding U.S. presence in the state.
The exhibition will be open through Feb. 28. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. On Thursday, the center is open until 6 p.m. The Museum im Westrich is located on Miesenbacher Strasse 1 in Ramstein-Miesenbach.