20 years of German Unity

The peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall in autumn 1989 cleared the way for German reunification on 3 October 1990

20 Years of German Unity

This year, on 3 October, Germany will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of reunification and two moving decades of eastern and western Germany growing closer together. From the peaceful revolution that brought down the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 to German reunification on 3 October 1990, political events came thick and fast in the years 1989 and 1990, eventually leading to a historic turning point – in Germany, Europe and the world.

Perspektiven

The Fall of the Wall - New Perspectives on 1989

Where were you when the Wall came down? How are the children of German reunification dealing with their past – a past that is divided into East and West? What does it feel like for someone out shopping in the food hall of Berlin’s famous KaDeWe department store when they bump into their former interrogator of the Stasi – the GDR’s secret police? The 1989/2009 dossier has compiled people’s experiences from both East and West - it looks back at German history and at the same time opens up new perspectives.

Literatur zur Einheit

"1989/2009 – Literature and the Fall of the Wall"

The fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification of the two Germanys in 1989 was an event of epochal historic and political significance. It comes as no surprise that this event has found a strong echo in contemporary German literature, in the works of both east and west German authors.

After the Fall

After the Fall

The Goethe-Institutes in 15 European countries have now commissioned 19 playwrights to produce works reflecting the social and political changes in their own countries.

Perspektiven

The Fall of the Wall - New Perspectives on 1989

Where were you when the Wall came down? How are the children of German reunification dealing with their past – a past that is divided into East and West? What does it feel like for someone out shopping in the food hall of Berlin’s famous KaDeWe department store when they bump into their former interrogator of the Stasi – the GDR’s secret police? The 1989/2009 dossier has compiled people’s experiences from both East and West - it looks back at German history and at the same time opens up new perspectives.

The Fall of the Wall

Celebrations of the Fall of the Wall

10 events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall

10 Ereignisse zum Mauerfall

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20th Anniversary - Fall of the Berlin Wall: Germany Overcomes Division

20th Anniversary - Fall of the Berlin Wall: Germany Overcomes Division

20th Anniversary – Fall of the Berlin Wall: Looking for Traces of the Past

20th Anniversary – Fall of the Berlin Wall: Looking for Traces of the Past

20th Anniversary – Fall of the Berlin Wall: Looking for Traces of the Past