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Which places come to mind when you think of the time of the Fall of the Wall and German reunification? You can probably remember Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and other border checkpoints, the best of you can maybe even recall the events in Hungary and Leipzig. But how did people in places such as Suhl, Gotha, Plauen or Mödlareuth experience the time?

More than 20 years on, only a few places represent an experience that extended throughout large parts of Europe. Our map however, is dotted with a multitude of flags, because the internet archive presents images from places that did not make it into the attention of the media, as well as new perspectives on well-known ones. Our photographs, films and memories give room to different possibilities for observation.
Media coverage of the events in 1989/1990 was limited to a few larger cities. Many images from theses places can also be found in the internet archive...
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...but the general public also documented the changes in numerous smaller cities and villages that (till now) are hardly known...
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