With its revue "Kasperl and the Class Struggle" the exhibition takes up an idea from Lion Feuchtwanger. In his 1930 novel "Success," the subsequently exiled author captured all those trends and movements that had shaped politics, the economy and culture in the Munich of the 1920s – and ultimately culminated in Munich's nomination as the National Socialist "Capital City of the Movement", the city's official title from 1935 until the end of the Second World War. The revue also attempts to come to terms with the city's historical legacy, its continuities and discontinuities, as it celebrated its eight-hundredth anniversary in 1958, just over a decade after the Nazis had been removed from power.
Themes explored in Feuchtwangersaal
Kasperl and the Class Struggle. A Revue [a free adaptation of Feuchtwanger’s novel “Success”. It paints a picture of the 1920s featuring materials based on the Republic of Soviet Councils in Munich, comedian Karl Valentin, poet and playwright Bertold Brecht, novelist Thomas Mann and developing themes such as "A foreigner is foreign only in foreign lands" and "Drums in the night"] – Exile – "Capital City of the Movement"/Munich during the era of National Socialism – The aftermath of the war – Continuities and discontinuities