Comrades from Tomorrow!

17.03.2017 - 10.09.2017

in short

German reunification leads to an historically unique occurrence in 1989/90: Two previously opposing armies merge to form a common German military force. Displaying 500 objects, the exhibition focuses on the process and consequences of integrating the National People’s Army into the Bundeswehr.
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Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig
Grimmaische Straße 6
04109 Leipzig

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in detail

Two highly armed German forces oppose each other during the Cold War: the Bundeswehr, integrated into the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO), and the National People’s Army (NVA) of the GDR as part of the Warsaw Pact. The self-image and mandate of these armies are determined by the different social and political systems.

The collapse of the Eastern Bloc and German reunification end these decades of confrontation. The Victorious Powers of the Second World War and the two German States establish the framework conditions for the armed forces of united Germany in the "Two-Plus-Four Treaty".

On 3 October 1990, the Bundeswehr assumes military command in the new Eastern Länder. In the process of German reunification the soldiers succeed in overcoming old enemy concepts at a speed which surprises many. The comradeship proves its value during increasingly dangerous missions in a world fundamentally changed.

Eintritt frei / free entry
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