Poster exhibition From the peaceful revolution to the German Unification

Bild Montagsdemonstration Pressefoto: Bundesstiftung Aufarbeitung / Bundesregierung / Harald Kirschner

Wed, 02.10.2019 -
Sun, 15.03.2020

Goethe-Institut Melbourne

Level 1
448 St. Kilda Road
3004 Melbourne

30. Oktober 1989 auf der Montagsdemonstration in Leipzig

Protests, Fall of the Wall, German Unity: The new exhibition at the Goethe-Institut in Melbourne shows the history, course and consequences of the peaceful revolution. 2019/2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the peaceful revolution and the reunification of Germany. The Federal Foundation for the processing of the SED dictatorship (Bundesstiftung für Aufarbeitung) created an exhibition on the historical-political significance of this formative time for Germany. The show includes 20 panels displaying over 100 historical photos and documents. The posters are translated into English.

The exhibition recalls the protest against the falsification of the GDR municipal elections, the summer commutation and the mass protests that brought the SED dictatorship to its knees. It reports on the self-democratisation of the GDR, German-German solidarity and foreign policy decisions pertaining to the regaining of German unity.

The Goethe-Institut presents this exhibition at its own premises at Level 1/448 St Kilda Road in Melbourne. You are  welcome to visit the exhibition during regular office hours.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10am until 5pm
Friday: 10am until 3pm