The starting point of the study was the assumption that anyone who wants to understand East Germany must both connect the time levels before, during, and after the upheaval of 1989/90 with each other and enter into dialogue with those people who experienced these phases.
During a dialog trip in January 2020, contemporary witnesses were actively involved in the spirit of "Citizen Science / Citizens Create Knowledge". 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.
Kerstin Brückweh, Clemens Villinger, Kathrin Zöller (Ed.)
Die lange Geschichte der „Wende“. Geschichtswissenschaft im Dialog
Berlin: Ch. Links Verlag, 2020
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