NEW collections: Germany in the 20th century

Hitler youth rallies, civilian life in post war Germany, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall and the history of the GDR.

 
Newlyweds at the Berlin Wall waving to their relatives in East Berlin on 1st January, 1962 German Photographer / SZ Photo
Newlyweds at the Berlin Wall waving to their relatives in East Berlin on 1st January, 1962 German Photographer / SZ Photo

 

Bridgeman is delighted to announce its partnership with three new German collections, strong in 20th century German social and political history. This coincides with significant anniversaries in 2009 for which we have prepared lightboxes - just click on the links below.

Lifting of the Soviet Blockade in Berlin   60 year anniversary this May 
The entry to Berlin was closed from the west by Soviet Forces from June 1948 to May 1949 to prevent the other Allies unifying the western part of Germany.The British and US forces responded by sending supplies to the city by air for over a year.

Fall of the Berlin Wall  & History of the GDR and the Berlin Wall   20th anniversary this November
For nearly three decades the Berlin wall kept East and West Berliners apart. Images convey life for East Germans around the heavily guarded Berlin wall as well as the jubilant celebration of its fall.

 


NEW COLLECTIONS!!

H.P. Stiebing  Over 180 photographs documenting the opening of the border in Germany

SZ Archive Photo archive of the Munich-based daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.

19th and 20th century German history including poignant photographs of relatives separated by the Iron Curtain as well as life for civilians during WWII and its aftermath. Nearly 300 images catalogued with access to many more.

 

Protestors in front of the Brandenburg Gate border crossing, 22nd December 1989 / Berlin, Germany / H.P. Stiebing
Protestors in front of the Brandenburg Gate border crossing, 22nd December 1989 / Berlin, Germany / H.P. Stiebing

 

 

The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) 
Strong in 20th century German history including Hitler youth rallies, civilian life in post war Germany, the construction of the Berlin Wall and the history of the GDR. Also includes fine art masterpieces and the graphic art of early German advertising. More than 500 images catalogued so far. 

Bridgeman now represesents over 20 German collections. For a full list of collections please go to the museums & collections section of our website or speak to your AM.

 

An American plane landing at Tempelhof airport during the Berlin Airlift (24th June 1948 - 11th May 1949), Berlin, 17th October 1948 German Photographer / Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany / DHM
An American plane landing at Tempelhof airport during the Berlin Airlift (24th June 1948 - 11th May 1949), Berlin, 17th October 1948 German Photographer / Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany / DHM

 


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