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No decision on environmental damage caused by former GDR companies

A funding dispute between the federal government and the states of Saxony and Thuringia regarding the costs of cleaning up environmental damage caused by former GDR state-owned companies remains unresolved at the Federal Constitutional Court. The highest German court rejected applications by the two ..

Unity Monument at risk: 2.5 million euros in additional funding

The completion of the Freedom and Unity Monument in Berlin is at risk without additional federal funding, according to the general contractor. According to information from Friday, the Stuttgart office of Milla & Partner has asked the Federal Institute for Building and Regional Planning, which i ..

Kino International turns 60

It was the most important premiere cinema in the GDR: the Kino International in Berlin looks back on an eventful history. Now the building is celebrating its 60th anniversary - and is about to undergo a major refurbishment.

Plea for democracy: Saxony celebrates Germany's unity

On the occasion of German Unity Day, politicians in the Saxon state parliament made pleas for democracy in memory of the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. At the ceremony in Dresden, Parliament President Matthias Rößler warned against fundamentally questioning the free and democratic constitutional state ..

Art historian: GDR art must become more visible

In order to show the diversity of the GDR without prejudice, to fill gaps in holdings and to make East German art more visible in an all-German context, art historians have called for financial resources from the federal and state governments. During the conference "East German Art: Stocktaking and ..

Jewish Museum Berlin shows GDR as "Another Country

Life in the eight Jewish communities of the GDR is the focus of the exhibition "Another Country. Jewish in the GDR" at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Starting Friday and running through Jan. 14, the exhibition will feature personal objects from contemporary witnesses and their descendants about Jewish ex ..

Touring exhibition: Way to the Freedom and Unity Monument

A traveling exhibition will document the path to the planned national freedom and unity monument in Leipzig. From Sept. 6 to Oct. 9, a historic room extension hall on Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz will explain how the monument process came about and how it has developed so far."We want to raise awareness ..