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Friedliche Revolution 1989/90
Documentation of the open-air exhibition
Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft and Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Berlin 2010

For the first time ever, an open-air exhibition was held on a historical subject on a public square in the middle of Berlin, on show for so long and gaining such major interest. The documentation looks back at this success story with numerous photos and texts. It shows how the exhibition came about, important high points and everyday moments from the year and a half it was on show. Participants and visitors have their say, adding extra information on this unique exhibition.




"We Are The People"
Magazine on the Open-Air Exhibition: Peaceful Revolution 1989/90
Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Berlin 2009

It was when the Leipzig police tried to call off one of the largest demonstrations in autumn 1989 by announcing "This is the People’s Police speaking," that the crowd of demonstrators first called out, "We are the people!" The magazine on the Berlin open-air exhibition gives a clear overview of the revolutionary upheavals of 1989/90 in short texts and moving pictures. It also includes sketches of the impressive exhibition architecture.

Download the Magazine here in PDF format (7 MB).





Gesichter der Friedlichen Revolution
Photographs by Dirk Vogel
Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft, Berlin 2011, € 19.80
(ISBN 978-3-938857-10-6)

Twenty years after the 1989 revolution, the Dortmund-based photographer Dirk Vogel shot portraits of 63 individuals with his 35mm Leica camera. Who were the women and men who took action for peace, human rights, freedom and democracy in the GDR and helped launch the Peaceful Revolution? Many of them are now unknown to the general public or have been forgotten.

Dirk Vogel’s portraits are accompanied in the book by biographical texts by various authors and an essay by Claudia Rusch.

The book is available via the Robert Havemann Society: Tel. +49 (0)30 447 108-21 or info (at) havemann-gesellschaft.de. For further publications, see Robert Havemann Society.




Orte der Friedlichen Revolution in Berlin
Map of the sites of the Peaceful Revolution in Berlin
Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft, Berlin 2010

This free folding pocket-size map is the ideal companion for all those who want to explore the traces of the Peaceful Revolution in Berlin of their own accord. It takes visitors to the most important sites of the time, providing brief explanations and detailed directions. It is also a guide to the Revolution Stelae marking key squares, streets, buildings and residential areas. In text, images and sound files, these pillars provide fascinating information on the events and individuals behind the peaceful protests of 1989/90.


Download the map here in PDF format (2 MB).


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