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ALL ARE NOT FREE: Experiences of Berlin Residents During the Cold War

ALL ARE NOT FREE: Experiences of Berlin Residents During the Cold War draws its title from the iconic John F. Kennedy Ich Bin Ein Berliner speech. This exhibit tells the story of those who lived in Berlin from the end of World War II until the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

As you begin, an interactive review of the Cold War sets the stage for a discussion on the effects of Soviet communism on Berlin residents in the years directly following World War II. The story continues with the Berlin Airlift of 1948-1949 and follows with a tribute to 1LT Gail Halvorsen, “The Candy Bomber.”

Uniforms of guards who served in Berlin during the Berlin Wall era act as a reminder of the constant military presence which surrounded Berlin residents during the Cold War. 

Finally, remnants of the Berlin Wall and photos from 1989 commemorate the reunification of Berlin and Germany.

A reflection area has been set up for you to share experiences regarding the Cold War. The journal will be accessioned into our collection for the education of future generations.

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Whether you have a few hours or an entire day to spare, we’d love to take a trip through time with you. From dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies, to World War artifacts and shrunken heads, our collection features amazing rarities from each era.

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