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Relics of the Cold War



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Relics of the Cold War: Photographs by Martin Roemers
Relics of the Cold War: Photographs by Martin Roemers
GERMANY
BERLIN  •  Deutsches Historisches Museum  •  Ongoing
 

What is left of the Cold War? World Press Photo Award-winning Dutch photographer Martin Roemers documents the structural and topographic relics of the conflict between East and West in Europe. The solo exhibition  comprises photographs taken between 1998 and 2009 in ten European countries: Russia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania from the former Eastern bloc; Great Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium from the West, and finally both parts of once-divided Germany. Martin Roemers' photographs take us to abandoned army bases and bunker complexes, military training areas, technical installations, monitoring facilities and military cemeteries.

The exhibition sets the Relics of the Cold War series in its historical context. Themed sections examine the arms race in the nuclear age, the defensive measures and preparations for the eventuality of a third world war, the role of technology, the rise of the intelligence services and the instrumentalisation of history in public commemoration. They reveal that the Cold War was both a confrontation between two systems and a system in itself: one that has left similar, once functional remains on both sides of the Iron Curtain.



Deutsches Historisches Museum Website


Contact: Zeughaus and Exhibition Hall
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 20304-0

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