9 August 2009

Erfurt remembers the peaceful revolution

An exhibition opened today in the Predigerkirche in Erfurt to mark the peaceful revolution. The exhibition includes original documents from the GDR time including a leaflet about the manipulation of the elections in 1989 that was one of the catalysts for the demonstrations. Displays chart the history of the open church youth work and the environmental, peace and womens's groups that belonged to the opposition. The church was one of the two churches in Erfurt that organized weekly peace prayers, alongside the Catholic Lorenzkirche, and was also the location for events organised by New Forum in September 1989.


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