It was 30 years ago

Credits

Exhibition entitled 'It was 30 years ago. The European Parliament, the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification' organised jointly by the Archives Unit and the Directorate for the Library and Knowledge Services of the European Parliament.

Exhibition Curator
Étienne Deschamps, European Parliament

Editor
Ludovic Delépine, European Parliament

Project Coordinator
Sonja Meyrl, European Parliament

Online Production
Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation
Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Europeana Foundation

Archivists
Jose Andres Gonzalez Pedraza, Jean-Pierre Jarry, Renato Lugarini

Exhibition made possible by the support of the European Parliament’s departments, in particular:
Secretariat
Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services
Directorate-General for Communication
Directorate-General for Translation
Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support

EU sources and EP archival material
Multimedia package

Further reading

J. ANDERSON, German Unification and the Union of Europe. The Domestic Politics of Integration Policy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999, 240 p.

M. BIRCHEN, The European Parliament and German Unification, European Parliament, Archive and Documentation Centre (Luxembourg), 2009, 119 p.

F. BOZO, M.-P. REY, N. P. LUDLOW, L. NUTI (eds.), Europe and the End of the Cold War. A Reappraisal, Abingdon, Routledge, 2009, 290 p.

F. BOZO, A. RÖDER, M. E. SAROTTE (eds.), German Reunification. A multinational history, Abingdon, Routledge, 2018, 234 p.

M. DETJEN, Ein Loch in der Mauer. Die Geschichte der Fluchthilfe im geteilten Deutschland (1961-1989), Munich, Siedler Verlag, 2005, 480 p.

J. A. ENGEL, The Fall of the Berlin Wall. The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989, New York, Oxford University Press, 2012, 208 p.

M. GEHLER, M. GRAF (eds.), Europa und die Deutsche Einheit. Beobachtungen, Entscheidungen und Folgen, Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2017, 848 p.

H.-H. HERTLE, Sofort, unverzüglich. Die Chronik des Mauerfalls, Berlin, Ch. Links Verlag, 2019, 368 p.

C. HILTON, After the Berlin Wall. Putting two Germanys back together again, Stroud, History Press, 2009, 224 p.

Y. MÉNY (eds.), Building Parliament. 50 years of European Parliament history, 1958-2008, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009, 300 p.

M. MEYER, F. DESNOYERS, Mur de Berlin, le monde d’après, Paris, Larousse, 2019, 304 p.

N. PARFAIT (eds.), Une Entente de raison. La chute du Mur de Berlin et les relations franco-allemandes, Paris, Desjonquères, 2000, 150 p.

N. RICHARSON-LITTLE, The Human Rights Dictatorship. Socialism, Global Solidarity and Revolution in East Germany, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020, 284 p.

C. SALM, European Parliament and the path to German reunification, European Parliament (DG EPRS), 2019, 2 p. (« At a Glance. EP History Series »)

M. E. SAROTTE, The Collapse. The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, New York, Basic Books, 2015, 320 p.

J. SHAHIN, M. WINTLE (eds.), The idea of a United Europe. Political, Economic and Cultural Integration since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, London/New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2000, 172 p.

A. SIERP, Democratic change in Central and Eastern Europe (1989-90). The European Parliament and the end of the Cold War, European Parliament, Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services, Luxembourg, 2015, 139 p.

F. TAYLOR, The Berlin Wall. A World Divided (1961-1989), New York, Harper, 2007, 486 p.

H. A. WINKLER, Der lange Weg nach Westen, vol. 2: Vom “Dritten Reich” bis zur Wiedervereinigung, Munich, C.H. Beck, 2000, 742 p.

E. WOLFRUM, Die Mauer. Geschichte einer Teilung, Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2009, 192 p.