New publication about the long history of 1989

How did people in East Germany experience the last years of the GDR and the system change? How did they cope with and shape the 1990s? How do they remember it today? The research group „Die lange Geschichte der ‚Wende‘. Lebenswelt und Systemwechsel in Ostdeutschland vor, während und nach 1989“ explored these questions from several perspectives. The research group was headed by PD Dr. Kerstin Brückweh, Fellow at the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt. Her research results have now been published by Ch. Links.

During a journey through East Germany in January 2020, contemporary witnesses were actively involved in this Citizen Science project. The artist Clara Bahlsen and the journalist Christian Bangel travelled along as observers. In an unusual combination of science, contemporary witness memories, photography and journalism, the book documents the research results, travel impressions and memories of the transformation in East Germany.

More information about the publication here.