Historical traces and hidden histories: What does the East Side Gallery tell us?
The East Side Gallery is a memorial to the era when the city was divided (1961-1989) and to the people who died here at the Berlin Wall. It is both a testimony to the euphoria sparked by the fall of the Wall and a reminder of the worries and fears caused by the turnaround in 1990. The East Side Gallery is now a listed structure, but the question of its historical value and whether to keep it was the subject of controversy for many years. The exhibition looks at the many facets of the East Side Gallery in four chapters, supplemented by closer-look panels with in-depth information and illustrations.