The Wall 1961 - 1989
a border through Germany
Mr. Gorbatschew, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate on 12 June 1987
November 9th, 2019 is the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. On this occasion, the Goethe-Institut Montreal presents an exhibition on contemporary history produced by the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany and by the newspapers BILD and DIE WELT. The history of the Berlin Wall and of the inner-German border is documented on 20 large-format posters. On display are a number of impressive photographs and documents from the two newspapers’ archives. Addressed themes are the GDR’s border regime and its victims, escape helpers and flight, everyday life along the inner-German border and within the partitioned city, as well as the joyful overcoming of Germany’s partition during the Peaceful Revolution in 1989.
The wall will still be there in 50 or 100 years.
Erich Honecker on January 19, 1989
The wall was a building of fear. On 9 November 1989 it became a place of joy.
Horst Köhler on November 9, 2009