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Created By: Ralf Skiba
Discover almost 7,000 private films and photos plus 100 accompanying written memories from the Fall of the Wall and German reunification. All originate between the last May Day rally in the GDR on 1st May 1989 and 2nd December 1990, when the first Bundestag elections of the newly united Germany took place. That's however where the similarities end, with the photographers and filmmakers’ personal experiences offering a vast range of viewpoints on these historical events and their impact on daily life in both the East and the West.
The Internet Archive is a cooperative project between the Deutsche Kinemathek and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung This Internet archive also shows how the media in East and West Germany reported on events. The personal experiences of the photographers and filmmakers, together with the public reporting, offer diverse views of historical events and how they affected everyday lives in the East and the West. [Umbruch] The vast majority of the material is subject to the free Creative Commons license, which grants permission to duplicate, disseminate, and alter the material in any format or medium for any purpose. The only conditions are that you must appropriately indicate the author and rights, include a link to the license, and indicate whether changes were made. If the material is altered or something is directly based on it, you can only distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.