- Starts: 01/10/2019 8:00 am
- Ends: 31/10/2019 4:00 pm
Academic Conference held at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 not only shook the Western Allies in Germany and their subsequent withdrawal, but also the stationed Soviet troops in Central and Eastern Europe who withdrew gradually.
Organised in cooperation with the Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwisscheschaften of the German Federal Army, this conference explores the international and national framework of these withdrawals after 1990, comparing and contrasting the situations.
The German-Russian Museum is located at the site of the unconditional surrender of Germany on 8 May 1945 in Berlin-Karlshorst, marking the end of the Second World War in Europe. Today it is a place where two former wartime enemies jointly recall some of their common, albeit very violent history.
The army of the Soviet Union conquered Berlin in April/May 1945. Two months later the Western Allied troops also entered the city. On 4 July 1945, the American Independence Day, U.S. troops officially took charge of their occupation sector in southwest Berlin. In September 1994, after almost 50 years, the Allied troops withdrew from Berlin.
25 years ago, the Soviet troops left Germany. This exhibition takes the opportunity to look back on their 50 years lasting presence with a special exhibition. The exhibition’s vernissage takes place on August 27th, 2019 at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst.
During the accompanying events of the exhibition ’25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany’ at the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst, talks and discussions will broaden the topics of the exhibition focusing on various forms of encounters with the soviet military forces. Different dates are available from September 12th, 2019 until January 15th, 2020.