Cold War Spaces at the Wende Museum

Wende Museum, Culver City, CA A weekly discussion series reflecting on Cold War spaces. How does space impact the way we live and experience our environment? What did private space really mean under socialism? What was the function of public space between state planning and private appropriation? Who was sent to the secluded spaces of […]

Making the History of 1989

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Making the History of 1989 has three key features: a substantial collection of high quality primary sources; a set of multimedia interviews that make visible the processes by which historians transform events and sources into historical narratives; and lesson plans and document based questions provide historical context, tools, and strategies […]

East German Propaganda

Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI This site offers a wide range of documents and images focused on East German propaganda efforts. The collection includes posters, pamphlets, speeches, political cartoons, and other documents. East German Propaganda website

Chronicle of the Berlin Wall: A Multimedia Documentation 1961 to 1989/90

Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschungen, Potsdam The events surrounding the construction and fall of the Berlin Wall up to the political reunification of Germany are reconstructed and illustrated by using documents, film and audio material, photographs and eyewitness interviews. Chronicle of the Berlin Wall website

Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschungen, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Deutschlandradio The website covers the period from April 1952 to the end of 1953, reconstructs what led to the crisis, the uprising in the GDR in June 1953 itself and the months thereafter. The texts are illustrated and supplemented by a variety of different sources: film clips, […]

East German Uprising 1953

Wilson Center Digital Archive, Washington, DC Collection of primary source documents related to the East German uprising of June 1953. East German Uprising 1953 website

Katarina Witt: ‘The Most Beautiful Face of Socialism’

Annette Timm’s podcast on “Katarina Witt: ‘The Most Beautiful Face of Socialism,” in Sport in the Cold War interview series a the Wilson Center Digital Archive, International History Declassified. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and Soundcloud. Photo from Wikicommons CC BY-SA 3.0, Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1988-0105-018, Katarina Witt.jpg