Robert Havemann Society

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Logo of the RHG (Robert Havemann Society) e. V.

The Robert Havemann Society e. V. (RHG) was founded on November 19, 1990 as a political educational association of the New Forum in Berlin . The first advisory board included Bärbel Bohley , Katja Havemann and Jens Reich .

Archive work

The Robert Havemann Archive was set up in May 1992 and opened in 1994. In addition to Robert Havemann's (1910–1982) estate , it has documents from the associations, initiatives, parties and opposition groups founded in the autumn of 1989, supplemented by private collections of those involved there, and documents the citizens' movement in the GDR .

Consisting of the Environmental Library emerged Matthias Domaschk - archive that documents the history of the opposition gathers, since 1994 also part of the Robert Havemann Society.

Since 2003, the Robert Havemann Society has also had the Grauzone archive with its collection on the East German non-governmental women's movement .

With their holdings , which have now grown to a total of 700  linear meters of documents , the three sub-archives form the most extensive archive of the GDR opposition.

other activities

Information stele in front of the
Confessional Church in memory of the peaceful revolution in 1989/1990

In cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education , the multimedia educational offer for youth opposition in the GDR was created, which was awarded the Grimme Online Award in 2005 and has also been available on DVD since 2010 .

On May 7th 2009 the Robert Havemann Society opened an open air exhibition on the Peaceful Revolution , which is accompanied by a website. The exhibition was honored with the standard price in 2009 and was on view until October 3, 2010 on Alexanderplatz . In this context, so-called revolution steles were set up at 18 locations in the east and west of Berlin, which are closely connected with the Peaceful Revolution.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Youth opposition in the GDR
  2. Grimme Online Award goes to .
  3. Information on the DVD youth opposition in the GDR ( Memento from October 8, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ^ Minister of State for Culture Bernd Neumann at the opening of the Havemann Society exhibition in Berlin ( memento of October 22, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), speech given on May 7, 2009.
  5. ^ Peaceful Revolution 1989/1990
  6. Winner in the Culture category - Profile of Unity .
  8. ^ Robert Havemann Society: Peaceful Revolution 1989/90 - Revolution steles in Berlin . Retrieved September 2, 2011.