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What we wanted – what we are: Stephan Hilsberg speaks at the DDR Museum.

9 Jun 2017 by Praktikant
The DDR Museum welcomes Stephan Hilsberg and Dr. Christian Booß for a discussion on the turbulent final months of the DDR.
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East-West relationships between minimum exchange and welcome money

8 Sep 2015 by Jörn Kleinhardt
Regarding the inner-German tourist travel with all its aspects, one will inevitably come across the East-German „minimum exchange“ and the West-German „welcome money“. But what do these terms exactly mean and what were their consequences for the people?
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Review

“The Peaceful Revolution – Berlin 1989/90 – The path to German unity”

2 Oct 2013 by Admin
The 7th October 1989 was an important turning point in the history of the Peaceful Revolution in the GDR. At the GDR national day there were a lot of people on the streets, not only for celebrating the SED regime but also for demonstrating against it.
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„We are the people“

18 Oct 2012 by Melanie Alperstaedt
In less than four weeks it is the 23rd anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Not much time is left for everyone who is planning a special campaign or event in remembrance of the peaceful revolution and the happenings of 1989, the crunch mode of the preparation has begun so to say.
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Review

Berlin Wall Art

13 Jul 2012 by Admin
The other day, I found an interesting book in our special library at the visitor centre. It attracted my attention because of its colourful cover with the title "Berlin Wall Art".So I browsed through the book a bit and decided to write a blog entry about it.
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Report from the info-mile of contemporary history

16 Aug 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
The central ceremonies in remembrance of the Wall's victims and theconstruction of the Wall on the 13th August 1961 took place at the Wall'smemorial place Bernauer Straße in Berlin. There was also a so-called"Info-mile of contemporary history" where many institutions of historicalreprocessing introduced themselves. The visitors were invited to strollaround the place and to catch up at different information booths.
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The Pictures of the Honecker Lawsuit

8 Jun 2011 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Marina Prüfer was the court sketch artist of the Honecker lawsuit. Yesterday, she presented her artworks for the first time to the public. She talked about her own experiences in the German Democratic Republic and her escape, which she proceeded with her son, from the socialistic dictatorship to Switzerland. After the changes in 1989, she aplied as a court sketch artist for the Honecker lawsuit.
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Review

"The Peaceful Revolution" by Jens Schöne

22 Apr 2010 by Melanie Alperstaedt
Today, I would like to recommand you a book written by Jens Schöne. "The Peaceful Revolution" was published in 2009 by the Berlin Story Verlag. This publishing house published some interesting books about the GDR in english, like the illustrated book "When there was still an east" by Udo Hesse, "The Berlin Wall 1961 - 1989" by the Landesarchiv Berlin or "The Peaceful Revolution" by Jens Schöne.
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