Remembrance culture(s) and the Berlin Airlift Memorial
| Flughafen Tempelhof, Besucherzentrum
The blockade and airlift are German “places of remembrance” from the beginning of the Cold War, whose perception and meaning have changed over time. The airlift commemoration found an early manifest form in the memorial here opposite Tempelhof Airport.
The historian Axel Drieschner takes a look at the controversial origins of the “Hunger Rake”, while the historian Ulrich Pfeil traces the narratives of freedom and reconciliation that are closely linked to the airlift.
The event is the fourth in the “THFxLUFTBRÜCKE” program of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum Berlin-Gatow Airfield, the Berlin-Karlshorst Museum and the Allied Museum – on the occasion of the open air exhibition “Blocked Winners – Divided Berlin. 75 Years of the Airlift” as part of the “THFxHISTORY” series by Tempelhof Projekt GmbH.
All events take place free of charge in the CHECK-IN visitor center in the former airport building.