Presentation of three Photo Archives / Group Exhibition


Warsaw 1939 | Ukraine 1941/42 | Berlin 1945
75 years after the end of the war

Curated by Ana Druga & Thomas Gust (Verlag Buchkunst Berlin) in collaboration with Gisela Kayser (Managing Director & Artistic Director Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V.) and Dr. Norbert Moos (Forum für Fotografie Köln)

Currently closed, but with online events, see below. / Vorübergehend geschlossen, aber mit Online-Angeboten, siehe unten!

The exhibition »NEW ERA?« presents three photo archives: the photographs by an unknown German soldier entering Warsaw in autumn 1939, images by the bauhaus affiliated photographer Dieter Keller from the Ukrainian front in 1941/42, and images by the Russian front photographer Valery Faminsky of the liberation of Berlin and the first peace days in the city.

The exhibition creates a line of suspense between the beginning and end of the war. The photos show the break in civilization that war always embodies. The consequences are then as now visible. Wars were not: they are!

(Translation/excerpt by PiB – read the extended German original here)

Framework program

Guided Tours
To complement the exhibition, free guided tours will be led by photography lecturer and publisher Thomas Gust on Sunday, September 20, September 27 and October 11, 2020 at 4 pm and on October 25, 2020 at 4 pm and 6 pm. Adapted to the current situation, the tours will take place with a limited number of visitors. Registration required at ed.hb1664471088w-sie1664471088rksed1664471088nuerf1664471088@liam1664471088.

Online-Workshops & Virtual Guided Tours
Over the duration of the exhibition, there will be free online workshops with Anke Göhring (held in German), and free virtual guided tours with Thomas Gust (also held in German).

Simultaneous exhibitions at Willy-Brandt-Haus:
»Ruth & Lotte Jacobi«
»Echoes of War (Echo des Krieges)«

Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus e.V. (FkWBH)

Sep 12 — Oct 25, 2020 extended until Jan 10, 2021
Framework program: please see above

Stresemannstraße 28, 10963 Berlin
[District: Kreuzberg | Borough: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg]

Opening hours: Sat & Sun 10 am – 8 pm.
Closing days in 2020/2021: see

Admission free | Photo ID required | Book your time-slot ticket beforehand online.

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