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Helmut Kohl in Dresden, 1989 (c) Barbara Klemm

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Helmut Kohl in Dresden, 1989 (c) Barbara Klemm

Until Friday, 27 February 2015

Light and Dark: Photographs from Germany by Barbara Klemm

This exhibition presents photographs by one of Germany’s most distinguished women photographers. Spanning forty years, Barbara Klemm's works bear witness to Germany’s recent history, and to a country that was divided for decades. More...

Until Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Top Secret: An Interactive Film Experience

The Goethe-Institut and John Feffer present spy films from both sides of the former Iron Curtain via five interactive experiences that connect that vanished world to our current reality. Help solve the mysteries! More...

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    Everywhere You Look: A Virtual Tour of German-American Sites in Washington, DC   deutschenglish

    Learn the history of our buildings and the people associated with them.

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

    Resources on Modern Germany for K-12 Social Studies Educators in the US and Canada.


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