Programme

Programme highlights for the Reformation jubilee year in Berlin

Current Events

Running Events

Past Events

    • Exhibition
      03/10 - 04/23/2017
    • Berliner Dom, Am Lustgarten

    Text: Luther & Musik: Bach

    This exhibition deals with Martin Luther as a writer of religious music and the role of Luther’s chorales in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
    • Exhibition
      03/24 - 07/24/2017
    • Museum
      09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Schlicht protestantisch - die sechs Dorfkirchen im Bezirk Reinickendorf

    The six village churches in Reinickendorf were originally built during the German eastward expansion during the 12th century, when the Ascanians had…
    • Guided Tour
      04/01 - 09/10/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      10:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Die Kunstwerke der Nikolaikirche aus dem Reformationsjahrhundert

    From April 1 to September 10, 2017 artworks from the century of the Reformation will be shown in the nave of Nikolaikirche complementing the special…
    • Exhibition
      04/01 - 05/28/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      10:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Saint Luther - Reformator between Stylization and Marketing

    To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Stadtmuseum Berlin will be setting a special accent. At Nikolaikirche, which was once the center of…
    • Exhibition
      04/07 - 07/09/2017
    • Schloss Köpenick
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Crossroads. The Hohenzollerns and the Religious Confessions 1517–1740

    In an impressive display, the special exhibition “Crossroads” examines the roles played by the different religious confessions in the life of one of the…
    • Exhibition
      04/12 - 11/05/2017
    • Martin-Gropius-Bau
      10:00 am - 07:00 pm

    The Luther Effect. Protestantism – 500 Years in the World

    To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Deutsches Historisches Museum is inviting on a journey leading through five centuries and four…
    • Opening
      04/13 - 04/13/2017
    • IGA - Haupteingang Kienbergpark
      01:00 pm - 08:30 pm

    IGA-Opening

    IGA Berlin 2017, a garden show that covers 104 hectares, will open at 1 pm on Holy Thursday, April 13. For the first time, Berliners and visitors to…
    • Film series
      04/14 - 05/28/2017
    • DHM, Zeughauskino

    The Luthereffekt - Film Series

    Responding to the countries of the exhibition The Luther Effect: Protestantism, 500 Years in the World, this exhibition will show works from…
    • Church Service
      04/14 - 10/15/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

    Dialog der Kulturen - Daily devotions

    With the Pavilion of Cultures, IGA will be opening a special space of encounter between religious communities. Both the pavilion and the program were…
    • Concert
      04/14 - 04/14/2017
    • Konzerthaus Berlin
      07:00 pm

    Konzert zum Karfreitag

    On the program this evening: Hector Berlioz' Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) for solo tenor, chorus, and orchestra, op. 5. With Konzerthausorchester…
    • Theatre
      04/14 - 04/14/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin
      08:00 pm

    Kuffar. Die Gottesleugner

    Das Psychogramm einer religiösen Radikalisierung. Erzählt entlang der Situation in der Türkei kurz vor dem Militärputsch 1980 und dem Heute der bun…
    • Concert
      04/15 - 04/15/2017
    • Radialsystem V
      07:00 pm

    L´esprit de joie - messiaen Easter Holiday Weekend

    Over the Easter weekend RADIALSYSTEM V invites all to an extraordinary festival: viewed from varying perspectives "L'esprit de joie"…
    • Flower show
      04/16 - 04/17/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      11:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Traditionelles Kirschblütenfest

    On Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17, 2017, all guests and friends of IGA are cordially invited to participate in the colorful festival to mark…
    • Theatre
      04/17/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin
      06:00 pm

    10 Commandments

    Was bedeuten die 10 Gebote heute? 15 AutorInnen befragen das Regelwerk des Christentums: ist es Provokation, Reibungsfläche, aus dem Bewusstsein …
    • Church Service
      04/17/2017
    • IGA Gelände
      02:30 pm - 05:00 pm

    Ökumenischer Ostergottesdienst mit Rock, Pop, Gospel - O HAPPY DAY

    With the motto, Oh Happy Day!, the ecumenical council of churches from Berlin-Brandenburg churches invite you to participate in a happy and colorful…
    • Lecture
      04/20/2017
    • Marienkirche
      07:30 pm

    Die Entdeckung der Innerlichkeit und die Suche nach dem Wahren Christen

    Lecture and reading (in German): “Pia Desideria oder herzliches Verlangen nach gottgefälliger Besserung“ With: Max Landgrebe (reading), Dr. Johann Hinr…
    • Concert
      04/23/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Der IGA-Schlagernachmittag mit Olaf Berger und Uta Bresan

    Uta Bresan has been successful in show business for over 20 years. At the start of her career she sang with various bands, but went solo in 1989 with…
    • Lecture
      04/24/2017
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum
      06:00 pm

    Herausforderungen des Protestantismus in der Welt des 21. Jahrhunderts – weltweit

    Discussion leader: Prof. Peter Burschel, director, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. Es diskutieren Prof. Christina Aus der Au, Deutscher …
    • Guided Tour
      04/26/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      04:00 pm

    Lutherbilder - Lutherische Bilder?

    The team of curators offers a tour of the exhibition Saint Luther in the sacristy explaining the consequences of the Reformation for visual art in…
    • 04/27/2017
    • IGA- Gelände
      02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    "Digitalisierung im Grünen", Symposiumreihe in Kooperation mit re:publica, Garden Home Blog Award. Livestream powered by radioeins

    Im „Wolkenhain“ mit spektakulärem und freiem Blick über die Stadt wird es an insgesamt fünf Abenden um smarte Ideen und Aktionen zu nachhaltiger Lebens…
    • Lecture
      04/27/2017
    • History-Truck
      10:00 am - 07:00 pm

    Stories on the road. 500 years of Reformation. Go forth, my heart - music: connecting people.

    Filme, O-Töne und Geschichten aus 67 Stätten der Reformation in Europa
    • 04/27/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      07:30 pm - 07:00 pm

    "Geh aus, mein Herz - Lieder Verbinden: Paul Gerhardt - lutherischer Lieddichter mit ökumenischer Wirkung"

    Concert and lecture. Andreas Stegmann, Marien Vokal Consort, Embassy-singers a.o.
    • Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz
    • Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
    • Theatre
      04/27/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin
      08:00 pm

    Submission

    Michel Houellebecq’s Submission was coincidentally released on the day of the Charlie Hebdo attack. As a result, it was quickly and unjustly accused o…
    • Exhibition
      04/28 - 11/05/2017
    • Dokumentationszentrum Topographie des Terrors
      10:00 am - 08:00 pm

    "Luther´s words are everywhere..." Martin Luther in Nazi Germany

    This exhibition focuses of Luther reception during Nazism. The focus is placed on the various references made to Martin Luther the reformer during…
    • Concert
      04/30/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      10:00 am - 06:00 pm

    XJazz Festival präsentiert: „Jazz meets Classic“; MEMENTO - Sebastian Studnitzky, Nils Landgren (Schweden) with Atom String Quartet (Polen) & Guests

    ECHO Jazz Prize winner Studnitzky has always wandered back and forth between the genres of jazz, classical music, and electro. With the Polish Atom…
    • Concert
      05/01/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      10:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Jazz im Park - Tanz im Mai

    Jazz with bands from ORWO Haus and swing with the Couchies
    • Theatre
      05/03 - 05/04/2017
    • SCHAUBUDE BERLIN
      08:00 pm

    Der Friedhof oder das Lumpenpack von San Christóbal

    A group of displaced people occupies a cemetery, disturbing the peace of the dead and upsetting the locals: a poetic and humorous puppet show by…
    • Concert
      05/06/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      03:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Roter Baum präsentiert: „Shake your Brass“

    Anyone who expects brass instruments only in the folk or classic music and in the hands of older contemporaries will be surprised here. Young people…
    • Guided Tour
      05/07 - 05/14/2017
    • IGA-Gelände

    “Hello, Neighbors!”

    Marzahn-Hellersdorf welcomes visitors, presenting itself with projects, associations, and artists. 
    • Exhibition
      05/07 - 10/01/2017
    • Museum Lichtenberg
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Julius Kurth - die Stahlkraft von Wissen und Glauben

    Julius Kurth’s work as a minister in Höhenschönhausen is only one aspect of the Berlin-born Protestant’s work: educated at Grauer Kloster and the Berli…
    • Guided Tour
      05/10/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      04:00 pm

    Lutherbilder – Lutherische Bilder?

    The team of curators offers a tour of the exhibition Saint Luther in the sacristy explaining the consequences of the Reformation for visual art in…
    • Theatre
      05/11/2017
    • St. Marienkirche
      07:30 pm

    What is the Human Being – A Soul or a Machine? The Enlightenment in Berlin

    Reading from Spalding’s Sermons: André Eisermann Organ improvisations: Martina Kürschner Director: Cordula Machoni Among the many impressive pro…
    • Theatre
      05/12/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin, Kammerspiele
      08:00 pm

    Kuffar. Die Gottesleugner

    In his latest play, Nuran David Calis weaves together three worlds and three locations. First, the hidden room of the young Hakan, a former hospital…
    • Exhibition
      05/13 - 11/05/2017
    • Museum Neukölln

    Die Sache mit der Religion

    To celebrate the year of the Reformation together with Neukölln schoolchildren, this exhibition project explores religious-based aspects of …
    • Theatre
      05/13/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      10:00 am - 06:00 pm

    125 Jahre Bund Deutscher Amateur Theater

    Things will get hot at IGA regardless of the weather, when amateur theater groups from all over the country offer examples of their work that are…
    • Theatre
      05/15/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin
      07:30 pm

    Nathan der Weise

    Lessing’s Enlightenment drama from the year 1779, which is set in the period of the Crusades, is a plea for religious tolerance. As in Lessing’s tim…
    • Concert
      05/16/2017
    • Konzerthaus Berlin
      08:00 pm

    Kammerorchester International

    Kammerorchester Basel plays Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Symphony no. 5 in D minor, op. 107 (“Reformation”) and works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Matth…
    • Exhibition
      05/20 - 09/17/2017
    • St. Matthäus-Kirche
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Luther und die Avantgarde

    Gilbert & George present photographs from the series Scapegoating Pictures ("Sündenbock-Bilder") which deal with war and religious and …
    • Concert
      05/20/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      09:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Tag des Gartens & Konzert: zu Gast bei Frank Zander & Band

    Summer is the high season of gardening, and we kick off the season with “the day of the garden,” this year under the motto Kleingärten: Lebendiges Grün…
    • Exhibition
      05/20 - 11/05/2017
    • Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersburg, Villa Oppenheim
      10:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Zeig' mir, was du glaubst. Regliöse Vielfalt in Charlottenburg und Wilmersdorf

    Charlottenburg-Wilmersdof has long possessed a tradition of encounter between various faiths and confessions. They all shape the image of a place…
    • Street Festival
      05/24/2017
    • Gendarmenmarkt
      07:00 pm

    Evening of encounters

    Welcome to Kirchentag 2017 in Berlin! We are glad to have you here. We would like to get to know you, and give you a good time. With the theme “You s…
    • Exhibition
      05/24 - 05/28/2017
    • Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

    Bibles, Theses, Propaganda: The Reformation in 95 Objects

    The Reformation spread across in Europe with a plethora of pamphlets, illustrated leaflets, and books: in the exhibition, select objects from the…
    • Church Service
      05/24/2017
    • Brandenburger Tor
      06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

    Opening Service

    Opening service with ecumenical breadth (in simple German) at Brandenburg Gate. Opening service for children and adults at Gendarmenmarkt.
    • Guided Tour
      05/24/2017
    • Flughafen Tempelhof
      02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

    Opening Act of Remembrance

    Persecuted. Displaced. Seen? Commemoration at Tempelhof Airport– A scenic collage in 5 acts • “How lonely sits the city” (motet by Rudolf Mauersb…
    • Exhibition
      05/24 - 10/31/2017
    • St. Nikolai-Kirche Spandau
      12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    500 Jahre Reformation: Weg der Reformation

    This interactive exhibition brings us back to the time of the Reformation. The exhibition visitors take the place of Spandau’s residents from the s…
    • Concert
      05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      08:00 pm

    From Johann Crüger’s Musical Library

    Sacred music at Nikolaikirche also underwent a period of transformation as a result of the Reformation, continuing well into the 17th century. In…
    • Workshop
      05/25/2017
    • Deutsche Oper
      03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Bühne des Lebens

    Scenic-musical workshop on people and figures who take a stand.  Meeting point:  Bühnen-Eingang Richard-Wagner-Straße 10 10585 Berlin
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Messe Berlin
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Centre Reformation and Transformation

    Centre Reformation and Transformation The Reformation is not a single event, but a worldwide movement that continues. Participants from around the…
    • Concert
      05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Brandenbuger Tor
      07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Concerts at Brandenburg Gate

    Strong sounds on the big stage: beside Kirchentag classics, all sorts of new discoveries: the Wise Guys on their last tour, Yvonne Catterfield, and…
    • Lecture
      05/25/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    "Kunst des Lachens"- Gala mit Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen zugunsten der Stiftung HUMOR HILFT HEILEN

    Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen and his foundation HUMOR HILFT HEILEN (HUMOR HELPS HEALING) has promoted the “art of laughter” for many years now and wor…
    • Theatre
      05/25/2017
    • Deutsches Theater Berlin
      07:30 pm

    Lesbos - Blackbox Europa

    Lesbos is the place where 800,000 refugees first touched EU soil beginning in the summer of 2015. Since the EU-Turkey Agreement from March 20, 2016,…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Alexanderplatz
      10:00 am - 10:30 pm

    Open-Air-Stages for the Kirchentag

    Alexanderplatz: The Red Sofa is a showroom for prominent people and topics of the Kirchentag. Editors-in-chief from the religious press in…
    • Concert
      05/25/2017
    • Konzerthaus Berlin
      03:30 pm

    Organ Concert

    With works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Franz Liszt, Vladimir Odoyevsky and Vladimir Ryabov. At the organ: Alexander…
    • Workshop
      05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Berlin Messe
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Discussion Series on Peace

    There is no peace in Europe, and no peace in the world. So there is no peace for Germany? What does it mean for our country to take responsibility?…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Diverse Orte
      10:30 am - 10:00 pm

    Zeig dich - Installation, Performance, Klangkunst, Konzert

    "Zeig dich!" - Unter diesem Motto werden an drei Orten in Berlin aktuelle Positionen zeitgenössischer Kunst erlebbar. Die Peripherie der …
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Messe Berlin
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Zentrum Älterwerden

    Paths to aging with dignity began right at home. We need especially to be able to talk, about fears and needs, about hopes and visions. Podium…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Kosmos
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Zentrum Gender

    The term “gender” polarizes: the debate about social roles and equality will be explored in light of current developments. What is the situation in fam…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Tempodrom
      10:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Zentrum Jugend

    Located in the middle of Kreuzberg around Tempodrom, this is the place for young people: meet friends, listen to music, believe, celebrate, think,…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Berliner Stadtmission
      10:00 am - 08:00 pm

    Zentrum Kinder

    At Berliner Stadtmission and Sportpark beim Poststadion, an entire world is being created for children, with stories, creative, playful, music,…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Messe Berlin
      11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Zentrum Kirchentag Barrierefrei

    The center for all: have a look inside and bring your friends along. There’s service for all with special needs, a café of encounter, plain language, sp…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Diverse Kirchen
      11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Zentrum Kulturkirchen

    The center for all: have a look inside and bring your friends along. There’s service for all with special needs, a café of encounter, plain language, sp…
    • 05/25 - 05/27/2017
    • Kosmos
      11:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Zentrum Regenbogen

    Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersexual, queer: there is broad spectrum of various sexual orientations, and this makes…
    • Concert
      05/26/2017
    • Konzerthaus Berlin
      08:00 pm

    Dem Licht entgegen - Berliner Cappella

    Oratorio „Yunus Emre“ (1946) by Ahmed Adnan Saygun
    • Theatre
      05/26 - 05/27/2017
    • Messe Berlin

    Youth: Remembrance 1945/2015

    In 2015, six young people from Poland, Russia, and Germany travelled to Cracow, Volgograd, and Berlin: they wanted to learn about what young people…
    • Church Service
      05/26/2017
    • Gendarmenmarkt
      06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Ecumenical Service for Ascension Thursday

    God as a source of strength and refuge unites Christians of various confessions. We all share a spiritual bond linking the simultaneous religious…
    • Flower show
      05/27 - 06/05/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      09:00 am - 07:00 pm

    Paradise is everywhere. Luther Year 2017

    To mark the Reformation jubilee, symbolic plants from the Bible will be presented at the IGA in a flower show. 
    • Dance
      05/27/2017
    • Marienkirche
      02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    Open Dancing – Flashback Luther

    On the occasion of the Reformation anniversary, Tanz ist KLASSE! - the education program of the Staatsballett Berlin - has developed a choreography…
    • Concert
      05/27/2017
    • St. Nikolai-Kirche Spandau
      07:00 pm

    500 Years of the Reformation: La Canción del Emperador

    International music project in honor of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
    • Concert
      05/27/2017
    • Lukaskirche Steglitz
      07:00 pm

    “Reformation” Symphony, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

    Romantic symphony in four movements
    • Concert
      06/04/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      03:00 pm

    Das Pfingstkonzert mit Bernhard Brink

    Bernhard Brink is not someone to lament his predicament, but faces up to a situation and calls it by name. Speaking of names: over the years, Brink…
    • Opening
      06/08/2017
    • Café Podewil,
      07:00 pm

    Vernissage Fotoausstellung von 4 Frauen - Das Paradies ist überall

    Die Fotografinnen Patricia Escriche, Laure Gilquin, Ana Kunst-Baur und Ingrid Vollet haben auf ihren Streifzügen durch Berlin immer wieder vermeint, …
    • Exhibition
      06/09 - 07/14/2017
    • Café Podewil
      10:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Das Paradies ist überall - Fotoausstellung von 4 Frauen

    Die Fotografinnen Patricia Escriche, Laure Gilquin, Ana Kunst-Baur und Ingrid Vollet haben auf ihren Streifzügen durch Berlin immer wieder vermeint, …
    • 06/11/2017
    • IGA-Gelände
      11:00 am - 10:30 pm

    Mazda IGA-Lauf mit Joey Kelly// Live-Konzert mit Cäthe

    The Mazda IGA Run will be held for the fifth time at IGA Berlin 2017. Over past years, the run with around 3000 participants has become a real family…
    • Guided Tour
      06/14/2017
    • Museum Nikolaikirche
      04:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Lutherbilder – Lutherische Bilder? - 2

    The team of curators offers a tour of the exhibition Saint Luther in the sacristy explaining the consequences of the Reformation for visual art in…
    • Exhibition
      06/19 - 06/25/2017
    • Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Spandau
      10:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Elisabeth von Dänemark – eine brandenburgische Kurfürstin im Konflikt um Glauben und Macht

    The exhibition reveals insights into the fateful life of the Brandenburg Electress Elizabeth of Denmark (1485–1555). Until her death, he lived as a w…
    • Lecture
      06/21/2017
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum
      06:00 pm

    Protestantische Erweckungsbewegungen und amerikanische Identität

    Prof. Dr. Michael Hochgeschwender, University of Munich
    • Exhibition
      07/14 - 01/28/2018
    • Museum Europäischer Kulturen
      10:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Anna webt Reformation. Ein Teppich und seine Geschichten

    Der Teppich, der in der norddeutschen Region Dithmarschen im Jahr 1667 anlässlich des 150. Jahrestages der Reformation entstand, führt den Betrachter i…
    • 08/06/2017
    • Barenboim Said-Akademie, Pierre Boulez Saal
      08:00 pm

    LUTHER dancing with the gods by Robert Wilson

    In this cross-discipline project, Robert Wilson and the Rundfunkchor Berlin cast a special gaze on the reluctant Reformer: LUTHER dancing with the…
    • Exhibition
      09/08 - 01/21/2018
    • Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte
      10:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Reformation und Freiheit. Luther und die Folgen für Preußen und Brandenburg

    Luthers Schrift „Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen“ elektrisierte seine Zeitgenossen und wurde zum meistgedruckten Werk des 16. Jahrhunderts. Die…
    • Lecture
      09/13/2017
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum
      06:00 pm

    Protestantismus in Afrika (Tansania)

    Prof. Dr. Adam Jones, University of Leipzig
    • Lecture
      09/20/2017
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum

    Boom! Der Aufstieg des Protestantismus in Südkorea

    Prof. Dr. You Jae Lee, University of Tübingen
    • 10/09/2017
    • Deutsches Historisches Museum

    Bringing back the Gospel – Mission im 21. Jahrhundert

    Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg A discussion with Dr. Fidon R. Mwombeki, Director Department for Mission and Development – The Lutheran World F…
    • Concert
      10/14 - 10/22/2017
    • Parochialkirche
      07:00 pm

    Die Bibel (in der Übersetzung von NOVOFLOT) Teil #2: Oase (feat. Claudio Puntin)

    Datum: 14. / 15. / 18. / 20. / 22. Oktober 2017  Im April lud die Berliner Opernkompanie zum Auftakt ihres neuen Musiktheater-Projekts „Die Bibel“ in eine…
    • Concert
      10/14 - 10/22/2017
    • Ex Fitness First
      09:00 pm

    Die Bibel (in der Übersetzung von NOVOFLOT) Teil #3: Im Fegefeuer (feat. Michael Wertmüller)

    Datum: 14. / 15. / 18. / 20. / 22. Oktober 2017  Im April lud die Berliner Opernkompanie zum Auftakt ihres neuen Musiktheater-Projekts „Die Bibel“ in eine…
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