Exhibition ‘Roads to 1989. East-Central Europe 1939-1989’, designed by historians associated with the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, documents the complicated process through which this part of Europe regained its freedom from communist dictatorship. The exhibition concentrates on the various ways in which civil liberties were limited in the former communist bloc and on attempts made to regain them. It focuses especially on the question of what connects and divides remembrance of the events that preceded the fall of communism in Central and Eastern European. The content of the exhibition reveals a story of the different faces of freedom. Individual parts of the exhibition are devoted to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion and belief, economic freedom and other themes.
30 August – 13 September 2014
For fourteen days, twenty young people from ten European countries travelled around Europe in the footsteps of 1989. Artists, journalists and historians chosen in an international contest visited six countries in Europe in a two-week period, starting from Solidarity's Gdańsk, through Timisoara in Romania, ending in Berlin.