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01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

03.12.2019

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Despite its enormous popularity, the East Side Gallery has been neglected, left to decay, and hacked into pieces, parts sold off and the rest declared a dead museum piece. This work of art and the symbol it represents for the non-violent overcoming of walls between people and the walls in… »

10.11.2019

A historic day for Berlin, when will the Chilean people be able to celebrate the triumph of their revolution?

A historic day for Berlin, when will the Chilean people be able to celebrate the triumph of their revolution?

Thirty years ago, on 9.11.1989 the Berlin Wall fell after a peaceful revolution of the citizens of the DDR. There was no military intervention. On the eve of this historic day, many people gathered in the “East Side Gallery” a remnant of the old Wall 1.3 km long, which remains… »

07.11.2017

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

The East Side Gallery is threatened again with falling victim to speculators. The longest open-air gallery and one of the most visited places in Germany also stands for a culture of remembrance that reminds us of the “after”, of the euphoric days of freedom that were achieved, not of the… »

29.01.2017

The East Side Gallery in Berlin should become a living Monument to Joy

The East Side Gallery in Berlin should become a living Monument to Joy

Despite the fact that the East Side Gallery is a listed historic monument, it is deteriorating and becoming increasingly hemmed in. The main reason is that private interests are placed above public land rights and the law. People from all over the world, not just within Germany, are committed… »

14.08.2016

Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961

Berlin holds ceremony to mark building of Wall in 1961

German students are often unable to differentiate between democracy and dictatorship, according to the director of the Berlin Wall Foundation. His remarks coincided with the remembrance of the wall’s 1961 construction. Berlin Mayor Michael Müller led a wreath-laying ceremony Saturday at the Bernauer Street memorial, where the last remains of… »

11.11.2014

Major powers must learn trust

Major powers must learn trust

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev visited the former Berlin Wall border crossing point Checkpoint Charlie, November 7, 2014. At one of functions marking this commemorative day he remarked that tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War. At 83 and still looking strong… »

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