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Images - End of the GDR and Unification
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1.   "Monday Demonstration": Demand for Unification (December 11, 1989)
According to public opinion polls, after the fall of the Wall, an independent German Democratic Republic was initially favored not only by East German intellectuals but also by many East German citizens....
2.   View of the Stormed Headquarters of the Office for National Security (formerly of the Ministry for State Security) in the East Berlin Neighborhood of Lichtenberg (January 15, 1990)
While the district administrations of the Office for National Security (AfNS) in Erfurt, Leipzig, and Rostock were occupied as early as December 4, 1989, the central office of the AfNS in East Berlin....
View of the Stormed Headquarters of the Office for National Security (formerly of the Ministry for State Security) in the East Berlin Neighborhood of Lichtenberg (January 15, 1990)
3.   Individual Odor Samples Preserved by the Stasi (1990s)
While storming the headquarters of the Office for National Security (formerly the Stasi) on January....
Individual Odor Samples Preserved by the Stasi (1990s)
4.   Shredded Stasi Files at Stasi Headquarters in Berlin-Lichtenberg (1990s)
During the demonstrations in the autumn of 1989, GDR citizens made growing demands for the abolition of the Ministry for State Security [Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS], also known....
Shredded Stasi Files at Stasi Headquarters in Berlin-Lichtenberg (1990s)
5.   Meeting of the Central Round Table in East Berlin (January 22, 1990)
This photo from January 1990 shows a session of the Central Round Table [Zentrale Runde Tisch] at Niederschönhausen Castle in Berlin, the former guest house of the German Democratic Republic.....
Meeting of the Central Round Table in East Berlin (January 22, 1990)
6.   "Alliance for Germany" Press Conference in Front of the Federal Government's Guest House in West Berlin (February 5, 1990)
The three conservative parties of the German Democratic Republic – Democratic Awakening (DA), the German Social Union (DSU), and the CDU (East) – came together in the “Alliance for Germany” and campaigned....
7.   From these Ashes...Free at Last?, Telegraph Journal (1990)
At a meeting in Ottawa on February 13, 1990, the foreign ministers of NATO and the Warsaw Pact had agreed to hold Two-Plus-Four”....
From these Ashes...Free at Last?, <i>Telegraph Journal</i> (1990)
8.   "Alliance for Germany" Election Campaign Posters in East Berlin (March 1990)
The conservative election coalition “Alliance for Germany,” which was composed of Democratic Awakening (DA), the German Social Union (DSU), and the CDU (East), tries to solicit votes for the upcoming....
9.   Campaign Posters for East German Volkskammer Elections (March 1990)
This photograph shows an East Berlin archway that has been placarded with posters for the upcoming Volkskammer elections on March 18, 1990. One poster is for the SPD, another is for the PDS,....
Campaign Posters for East German <I>Volkskammer</i> Elections (March 1990)
10.   CDU Poster in East Berlin (March 1990)
CDU (Christian Democratic Union) poster for the East German Volkskammer elections in March 1990. Photo by Günter Zint.
CDU Poster in East Berlin (March 1990)
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