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- Starts: 20/06/2019 6:00 pm
- Ends: 20/06/2019 9:00 pm
This event is a discussion evening organised at the Potsdam Museum, in cooperation with the Alliierten Museum (Allied Museum), Foundation Berliner Mauer and the Potsdam Museum.
After the end of the war, the allied victorious powers formed military liaison missions in order to have diplomatic contacts to the respective commander in chief of each occupation zone.
Due to the circumstances of the Cold War, these guests turned into potential spies. Yet, the military liaison missions continued to exist until 1990.
In the summer of 1945, world history was written in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. The three government leaders of the victorious powers met in person to discuss the new order in Europe and Germany. The results of the conference were contained in the Potsdam Agreement.
The Second World War in Europe ended in the spring of 1945 with the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. The fate of the German people now lay in the hands of the four victorious powers, the USA, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France. Germany and Berlin were placed under a shared four-party administration.
The Allied Museum tells a unique story: from the German defeat in the Second World War to the division of West and East Berlin between the three Western powers and the Soviet Union. Berlin became the most important scene of the struggle that is known as the Cold War.