The exhibition From the Peaceful Revolution to German Unity will be shown in Concourse of Senate House from 14 September to 09 October.

In 2009/2010, Germany is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution and the reunification of Germany. For this occasion, the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur is working together with the Gemeinnützigen Hertie-Stiftung, to produce a poster exhibition for historical-political education and cultural work abroad.

The exhibition highlights the developments in the years 1989/1990. It looks back on the protests against the fraudulent GDR local elections in May, the emigration in summer and the mass protests in autumn 1989, which bought the SED dictatorship to its knees. The posters refer to the self democratisation of the GDR, the German-German solidarity and the foreign affairs stand point until the recovery of German unity.

The production of the exhibition in foreign languages and the presentation of the exhibition abroad will be led by the foreign affairs office in the Federal Republic of Germany. The English as well as the German language versions are available at the moment and the Spanish, French and Russian language versions are being prepared.

The exhibition proposal is directed at the German embassies and cultural institutions abroad, as well as academic and cultural institutions world wide, which would like to remember the overcoming of the communist dictatorship in East Germany and the reunification of Germany. The posters can be displayed in any public place and talks, discussions, and film presentations could also take place in the same space. 


The exhibition is founded by the German Embassy.


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