During the 1980s, the Gethsemane Church in East Berlin was an important meeting place for members of the opposition and the East German peace movement. After the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, a central meeting of the New Forum took place there on November 10 and 11. The New Forum was the first nationwide opposition movement that tried to create a platform for the public discussion of East Germany’s manifold problems. Photograph, second from left: Rolf Henrich, Jens Reich, and Bärbel Bohley (with microphone).

The New Forum (November 10-11, 1989)

  • Volker Döring


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