CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann helps launch Cold War “Black Box” at Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie

Sep 21, 2012
Checkpoint Charlie, 1961

CWIHP Director Christian F. Ostermann was quoted in German papers Frankfurter Rundschau and Märkische Oderzeitung about a temporary exhibition of the Cold War Museum in Berlin located at the former site of Checkpoint Charlie. Ostermann praised the project for its "awareness of and reflection on the development of history" and stressed its importance for researchers and historians. The temporary "Black Box" pop-up museum has the support of Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, Cold War historian Timothy Garton Ash, former US Secretary of State James Baker and the late Vaclav Havel.

Read the articles:
"Kulturkampf am Checkpoint Charlie" -- Frankfurter Rundschau (in German)
"Schaudern in der BlackBox" -- Märkische Oderzeitung (in German)

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