Exhibition theme: Encounters and Explorations: "Tank Memorial" at Checkpoint Bravo [41/65]



October 4 1990
Dreilinden/Drewitz border crossing (Checkpoint Bravo)
Created By: Rainer Schmidt

License: Creative Commons License

From the Set

Exhibition theme: German Unification

The Soviet "Tank Memorial" behind the Wall at Dreilinden/Drewitz border crossing (Checkpoint Bravo) along the former transit highway between West Berlin and the Federal Republic of Germany


Berlin Wall, Berlin Wall graffiti (writing), memorial, military vehicle, Wall graffiti, Wall hole


Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev


Dreilinden/Drewitz border crossing

Other items in this set

Freedom of travel made it possible for people to spontaneously visit friends and family together. These visits were captured on film, too. Many took advantage of the opportunity to explore the unknown country in the West or the East. Curiosity was not limited to sightseeing. There was also a great interest in people living in the other part of Germany, and in creating a sense of community. Partnerships between towns and cities were established and revived, and associations in both East and West organized meetings. Many longstanding friendships were formed in this period when curiosity was such a potent force.