Between War and Peace - 60th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe

2005 Berlin theme year: exhibitions and events

Among the many events which have been planned or which have taken place in Berlin and Brandenburg to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the war, those organised as part of the "Between War and Peace" theme year occupy a special position in several respects.

Speech of Dr. Thomas Flierl (PDS)

culture minister in the Berlin city government, as part of the MD's opening conference for the 2005 Berlin theme year "Between War and Peace" on 15.3.2005

Dear Prof. Ottomeyer,
Dear Mr Kühnelt,
Ladies and gentlemen,

The 8th May was a day of liberation. The Allies freed Germany and its inhabitants from the inhuman Nazi system which ruled by violence. This is how it was experienced by those who suffered under this system and by those who were engaged in resistance against it. This is also what many Germans experienced when Nazi Germany capitulated and the guns fell silent.

Liberation: this - and this alone - is the historic meaning of this day!



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Speech of Dr. Thomas Flierl (PDS)

 

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