German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA
October 3, 2015 until December 31, 2015
German-American Heritage Museum of the USA
719 Sixth St NW
Washington DC 20001

October 3rd, is the 25th anniversary of the Day of German Unity. Join us in celebrating this historic event at our Museum where the exhibit "The Path to German Unification" is being displayed.

The Day of German Unity (
Tag der Deutschen Einheit) honors the historic event of German reunification, where the former Democratic Republic of Germany joined the Federal Republic of Germany to create one single, federal Germany in 1990.

Thanks to the generous support of the German Embassy of Washington, the Museum will be displaying the exhibit "The Path to German Unification" in commemoration of this historic day.

This inspiring exhibit on loan from theBundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur and the German Federal Foreign Office, holds twenty large posters, telling the story through pictures and words. 

Travel back in time to 1989, when the peaceful revolution by the citizens of East Germany (GDR) brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 following the Monday prayer meetings at the Nicolaikirche in Leipzig, and subsequent marches - with ever growing numbers taking to the streets, shouting "Wir sind das Volk!" (We are the people!)

As per German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, "Germany has profited from the transformation of recent decades, above all from Europe's political and economic unity...The unification of the two German states triggered a global quake that revealed cracks in the masonry of the Cold War." And as US Secretary of State, James Baker, expressed in Berlin at the end of 1989 (after the fall of the Berlin Wall), "The question of German Reunification is about nothing less than the development of "a new architecture for a new era". 

Many leaders in Western Europe looked with skepticism upon the reemergence of Germany on that fault line of the Cold War. Nevertheless, 25 years ago, on September 12, 1990, France, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and the US, together with the two German states signed the "Two Plus Four Agreement" which paved the way for the official Unification of Germany. 

We invite you to visit this exhibit and look forward to seeing you.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 until December 31, 2015  

Tue - Fr: 11AM - 6 PM
Sat: 12PM - 5 PM
Closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays. 

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