To secure supplies for West Berlin, the USA and Great Britain set up the Airlift from 28 June1948. 75 years later, an open-air exhibition at Tempelhof Airport provides background information and new perspectives on this chapter of Berlin's history.
The years 2023/24 will mark the 75th anniversary of the "Airlift", an event closely linked to Berlin's history. To mark this occasion, the Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces Airbase Berlin-Gatow, the Allied Museum Berlin and the Museum Berlin-Karlshorst at Tempelhof Airport are presenting the special exhibition "Blocked Victors - Divided Berlin. 75 Years of the Airlift", which has been jointly developed.
The narrative of the success and achievement of the Airlift is well known. The exhibition adds further perspectives to this view:
How did the blockade and airlift come about in 1948 in the first place?
What policies did the victorious and occupying powers pursue in the first post-war years?
What do the blockade and airlift have to do with the division of the city?
How do Berliners experience this period?
And what role does the Airlift play in Berlin's culture of remembrance?
The exhibition explores these questions in four chapters: Blocked Victors, Divided Berlin, Airlift, Myth and Memory.
Public guided tours
Every first Sunday of the month, at 12 noon and 2 pm.
No registration is necessary for the guided tours.
Meeting point: at the Adlerkopf in front of the former departure hall.