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

To mark the anniversary of the protest demonstration in Leipzig on 9 October 1989, Germany’s Federal President Gauck visited the open-air exhibition. During his tour, he also recalled the events of October 1989 in Berlin, Rostock and Plauen. Gauck: “The Peaceful Revolution is one of the most significant dates in the history of freedom in German.”
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel
The president’s arrival, accompanied by Daniela Schadt. Managing Director Dr Olaf Weißbach, Robert Havemann Society board members Ulrike Poppe and Siegfried Zoels (Chairman), project manager Tom Sello and Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records Roland Jahn welcome the guests.
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Project manager Tom Sello showing the president around the exhibition. The focus was on the events of 9 October 1989 in Leipzig and Berlin.
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Project manager Tom Sello showing the president around the exhibition. The focus was on the events of 9 October 1989 in Leipzig and Berlin.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
Project manager Tom Sello showing the president around the exhibition. The focus was on the events of 9 October 1989 in Leipzig and Berlin.
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Federal President Joachim Gauck signing the exhibition visitors’ book.
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The president’s entry in the exhibition visitors’ book.
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Major media interest: the ARD camera team refuse to let the rain spoil their mood.
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The young generation excited to see the president. Joachim Gauck talking to visitors.
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At the end of his tour, the president called for a “culture of intervention”: “Without citizens intervening in society, democracy is diluted. An exhibition like this therefore speaks from another time to the very midst of our present day.“
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Ilona Schäkel

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.  

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

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17 June 2016: Speiche and Friends rock the Stasi courtyard 

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

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

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

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