"The Berlin Wall: An Interactive Exhibition"
You can access it online
The University of New England's new exhibition exploring the history of the Berlin Wall is available through Dec. 21, 2010 for viewing within UNE's internal network, as well as at the George and Barbara Bush Center.
You can access the exhibition online through UNE's internal network with an iPad or by using Safari 5 (or greater) or Google Chrome 6.0 (or greater) browsers.
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The interactive exhibition provides a concise overview of the historical evolution of the wall dividing East Berlin from West Berlin, from its creation in August of 1961 to its demolition in October of 1989 and beyond.
The exhibition at the Bush Center includes a compelling gallery display in conjunction with an interactive digital display. Via touch screen technology, users access a wealth of in-depth resources on the subject while in the Gallery.
The Internet component presents images, sound, video footage, and documents showing how the English-speaking world saw the Berlin Wall and its consequences, and how German reunification was achieved.
The exhibition complements a talk given by former National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft given on Sept. 24, 2010, which was attended by former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.
General Scowcroft was instrumental in the 1989-1990 negotiations among the administrations of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev from the fall of 1989 through 1990. These negotiations resulted in one of the most important historical events of the 20th century: the peaceful re-unification of East and West Germany.
Eric G.E. Zuelow
Assistant Professor of European History
University of New England
The Nationalism Project