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As part of the 51st German Historikertag (the biannual meeting of the German Association of Historians which took place in September 2016 in Hamburg), Sibylle Marti (University of Zurich), Frank Reichherzer (Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the Bundeswehr, Potsdam), Malte Rolf (University of Bamberg), and Elke Seefried (Institute of Contemporary History Munich - Berlin / University of Augsburg), discussed the limits of the Cold War, and thereby elucidated the research agenda driving/of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies – "Compromising the Cold War." A report by Elke Seefried (in German).

 

Cold War research has long focused on the bipolar order of East-West relations. Without calling these findings into question, we can and should however ask whether and how the bipolar pattern of order was undermined, bypassed or even dissolved during the same time. By Claudia Kemper.

Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War.

The mission of The Wende Museum is to preserve Cold War art, culture and history from the Soviet bloc countries, inspire a broad understanding of the period, end explore its enduring legacy.

Berlin is the focal point of Ku'damm '56, a three-part miniseries on Germany's ZDF public broadcaster. But in it the Cold War fades into a backdrop full of clichés. Sophia Lange comments on a film full of lost opportunities. 

While in Britain and Denmark the legacies of the Cold War have since been registered as part of the culture of remembrance and in some cases protected as memorials, in Germany the sensitivity for this chapter of recent history is still lacking. The disinterest of the federal, regional and municipal governments is primarily an expression of the historical amnesia abounding since the 1990s. By Ulrich Mählert.

The Allied Museum is dedicated to informing the public about the history of the Western powers in Berlin between 1945 and 1994.

Lively, interactive and just a little intoxicating, the DDR Museum presents life in the former GDR as it was experienced by ordinary people.

The Berlin artist Yadegar Asisi depicts with the panorama picture THE WALL the life at and in the shadow of the Wall on a fictitious autumn day in the 1980s.

The Point Alpha Foundation is taking care of the Memorial Point Alpha, which consists of the former U.S.

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is Germany’s national historical museum.

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