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Revisiting the 1989 revolution that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts will open a show of around 60 artists called Point of No Return. It spans the range from dissident outcasts such as …Read more





Revisiting the 1989 revolution that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago Leipzig was the starting-point for the Monday demonstrations against the East German regime that would soon lead to its demise and the fall of the Berlin Wall It is a fitting place to examine how East German artists anticipated
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From the Velvet Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall How 1989 became the year communism collapsed

Even compared with todays political volatility 1989 was to employ a word overused in politics tumultuous Attention initially focused on the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk and the confrontations between the trade union Solidarity led by Lech Wasa
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Velvet Revolution Monument

The plaque acts as a memorial to the non-violent student uprising of 1989 that led to the downfall of Communism in what was then known as Czechoslovakia The outstretched hands their fingers splayed in a V for victory represent the students who
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Timeline Democracy in Recession

In 1974 Portugals Carnation Revolution in May 1989 thousands of East Germans escaped through the country to Austria By November the exodus of East Germans had become a floodtide and on Nov 9 Germans began tearing down the Berlin Wall
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Czech Republic Slovakia Velvet Revolution at 25

Czechs and Slovaks are looking back at the heady events of 1989 Velvet Revolution would not have been possible were it not for the dramatic developments unfolding in the other communist bloc countries In particular the fall of the Berlin Wall on
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Remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Collapse The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall by Mary Elise Sarotte are being published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Walls fall on November 9 1989 and readers will enjoy and learn much from each of them
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