1989 – The Autumn of Nations
When in 1989 the communist system tumbled, the whole world was astounded. Since the onset of the Round Table talks in Poland in February until the execution of Elena and Nicolae Ceauşescu in December, Central and Eastern Europe underwent a tempestuous yet relatively non-bloody process of breaking free from the communist regime. Today, thirty years down the road, the perspective seems distant enough to attempt comparative studies without being too emotional.
Authors: Adam Burakowski, Aleksander Gubrynowicz, Paweł Ukielski
Publishers: Natolin European Centre, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity