On the 13th August it will be the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall. As you can imagine, there are a number of things going on in Berlin and in the run up to that date we will be posting some of them here on the Circus Blog so that you can go and check them out.
The XXth Century – People-Places-Times is an exhibition at the German Historical Museum that brings together two decades of their photo collection of contemporary history and everyday life. For the past twenty years the museum has been collecting photographs that range from the final years of the 19th Century to the end of the German Democratic Republic in 1990. The photographs therefore document German history and daily life in a period of 130 years.
Because of the 50 year anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, the German Historical Museum has put the focus of the exhibition on the division of Germany between 1961 and 1989, and many pictures show the way that the wall divided the city, and in some cases streets and houses, and became not only the most symbolic realisation of the Iron Curtain and the Cold War division of Europe, but also left families and friends stranded on different sides of the barrier.
The XXth Century: People – Places – Times
Two Decades of the German Historical Museum’s Photo Collection
For more information on the different events marking the anniversary of the Berlin Wall, visit the website 50jahremauerbau.