15 June 2016: official launch of the open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall”

Tom Sello (exhibition curator), Michael Müller (Mayor of Berlin), Monika Grütters (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), Birgit Monteiro (Mayor of Berlin-Lichtenberg) and Roland Jahn (Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records) (left to right) cut the tape together and open the exhibition.
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Despite rain, the first tour of the exhibition goes well (left to right): Birgit Monteiro (Mayor of Berlin-Lichtenberg), Roland Jahn (Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records), Monika Grütters (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), Michael Müller (Mayor of Berlin) and Tom Sello (exhibition curator).
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The opening guests viewing the exhibition.
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A camera crew during the press tour before the opening. In spite of the bad weather, the event attracts a great deal of media interest.
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Tom Sello welcoming the guests to the exhibition opening. Among them are Siegbert Schefke (centre) and Uwe Spindeldreier from the Federal Press Office.
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Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, president of the first freely elected People’s Chamber, visiting the exhibition.
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Ulrike Poppe and Roland Jahn refusing to let the bad weather get them down, even going without umbrellas.
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The former Federal Government Commissioner for the Stasi Records, Marianne Birthler.
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Philipp Lengsfeld (MP) in conversation with Roland Jahn.
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One of the many former opposition activists attending the opening, Vera Lengsfeld.
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Contemporary witnesses Tina Krone, Martin Gutzeit (right) and Hans-Jürgen Röder in conversation during the exhibition opening.
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Jan Faktor, writer and member of New Forum in 1989, spots himself in the exhibition.
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Shortly before the opening ceremony – Monika Grütters and Tom Sello adding the finishing touches to their speeches.
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Due to prolonged rain, the opening ceremony had to take place in House 22, the former Stasi officers’ mess.
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Guests writing on the feedback wall at the end of the tour.
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Monika Grütters: “The new Robert Havemann Society exhibition enables visitors to experience the drive for freedom and pursuit of democracy by the courageous people involved in the Peaceful Revolution. Thank you to all those who made the fall of the Wall possible!”
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Michael Müller: "Wonderful work by the Robert Havemann Society, wonderful exhibition! Thank you!"
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Birgit Monteiro: "Remembering the past is the basis for our actions in the present.”
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Roland Jahn: "The apparently impossible becomes possible when people do it. Then and now!"
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Impressions

The open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” in the courtyard of the Stasi headquarters opens on 15 June. Its starting point was the highly successful temporary exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz in 2009-10.  

9 October 2016: German President Joachim Gauck visits the exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall”

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The open-air exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” in the courtyard of the Stasi headquarters

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January to June 2016: How the exhibition “Revolution and the Fall of the Wall” is developing

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17 June 2016: Speiche and Friends rock the Stasi courtyard 

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In 2009/10 the exhibition was on temporary show at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz 

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Die Open-Air-Ausstellung "Revolution und Mauerfall" bei Nacht

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