'89 Civil Courage. Revolution. Democracy. Europe.

Collection by Club Interbellum


The revolutionary wave of 1989 changed the European political landscape forever. November 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe. De Balie organizes a weekend of lectures, debates, theatre, film and exhibitions to commemorate the dreams and ideals of the dissidents of 1989 and the development of Europe that followed this time of revolution. This board assembles some general background information.

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The Velvet Revolution (pictured) in 1989 ended 41 years of Communist oppression, but now they are set to once again have a say in the future of the Czech Republic

Czech artist sends giant hand making obscene gesture floating down Prague river ahead of parliamentary elections which could give communists a taste of power

David Cerny's none-too-subtle artwork was paraded days before parliamentary elections that could once more give the communists a taste of power.

The Berlin Wall, Twenty-Five Years Later

Behind the Wall

Amy Davidson looks back on the Berlin Wall, which came down twenty-five-years ago this month—and which, it’s often said, “fell by mistake.”

Revolutions of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Very basic overview of the events of 1989.

Revolutions of 1989

Revolutions of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Very basic overview of the events of 1989.

EN VIDÉO • Chute du mur de Berlin, J - 5 : la grande manifestation

EN VIDÉO. Chute du mur de Berlin, J - 5 : la grande manifestation

A l'occasion du 25e anniversaire de la chute du mur de Berlin, Courrier international pioche dans les archives de l'INA pour revivre l'événement. Aujourd'hui : le 4 novembre, jour injustement oublié où des milliers de manifestants se sont rassemblés à Berlin.



Space Beyond the Desert

The statue Revoluce in Prague, consisting in many keys. The student gave the keys to Havel, and with that the legitimaxy to enter the Castle (and assume power.) Eastern Europe 408

Escape of the Week: Outdoor Art in Prague

Prague, considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is a smorgasbord of style ranging from renaissance to gothic to baroque, contemporary and more. It’s easy to spend days just …

At the Time of Change | International Reporters

The Global Experience

Persmuseum stelt een selectie van zeer bijzondere cartoons en prenten uit 1989 ter beschikking. Deze grappige, scherpe en aangrijpende beelden zullen te zien zijn tijdens dit weekend in de Foyer van de Balie.  Webexpo's

Persmuseum en Beeld en Geluid: Verder als één organisatie | Beeld en Geluid

Op 3 mei 2017 is het Persmuseum gefuseerd met het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid. Het gebouw van het Persmuseum in Amsterdam sloot op 19 juni 2017 zijn deuren voor het publiek.

November 23, 1989. Prague, Czechoslovakia. Around 300.000 people gather at a pro-democracy demo in Vaclav Square. (Photo Heimo Aga)

The 1989 Revolutions and the Fall of the Berlin Wall - Images | Heimo Aga • Photography

25 years ago, in 1989, out of a sudden the unthinkable happened: The Berlin Wall came down, and the Communist regimes in the (now former) East Bloc countries were swept away in a series of revolutions.

A cameraman films the figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of the Soviet Army monument in Sofia, painted in pink by an unknown artist August 21, 2013. REUTERS-Stoyan Nenov

Bulgarian Red Army monument painted pink in Prague Spring apology

A Soviet Army monument in Sofia was painted pink in an "artistic apology" for Bulgaria's support of Soviet troops which crushed Czechoslovakia's Prague Spring uprising against its Communist rulers on its 45th anniversary.