The Röchlings and the Völklingen Ironworks

"The Röchlings and the Völklingen Ironworks"  spans an historical arch from the founding days of the Völklingen Ironworks by the industrial patriarch Carl Röchling to the post-war period. The exhibition tells of the ground breaking innovations of the Völklingen Ironworks under the Röchlings, but also equally thematises a much darker side such as the use of forced labour during the two world wars.

At the same time “The Röchlings and the Völklingen Ironworks” draws a portrait of an industrial region which was continually separated and broken through by national borders. The ore in Lorraine, the coal on the Saar – created the starting point for the Völklingen Ironworks, which remained formative for the history of the Röchlings and the Völklingen Ironworks.

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