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Snapshots 1989 / 1990

Discover almost 7,000 private films and photos from the upheaval of 1989/90 as well as over 100 accompanying memoirs. They were all made between the last May Day rally in the GDR on May 1, 1989 and December 2, 1990, the day of the first all-German parliamentary elections.

Berliner Mauer 1989
Berliner Mauer 1989 Gerhard Buchholz

This Internet archive also shows how the East and West German media reported on the events. The personal experiences of the photographers and filmmakers, together with the public reporting, offer a variety of perspectives on the historical events and their impact on everyday life in East and West.
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