Organizers and authors
The Berlin Centre for Cold War Studies, established in 2015, is a place of international scholarly exchange and research devoted to the Cold War, which had a global impact on the second half of the 20th century and whose effects can still be felt today.
Through extensive support for various projects and its own wide range of programs, the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany promotes a comprehensive reappraisal of the causes, history, and impact of the postwar communist dictatorships in East Germany and Europe.
The non-German versions of this exhibition were made possible with the support of the Federal Foreign Office and especially in cooperation with DVV International, the Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., which cooperates with more than 200 civil society, government, and academic partners in the field of adult education in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
The author of the exhibition Prof. Bernd Greiner, a historian, political scientist, and Americanist born in 1952. Greiner teaches at Hamburg University. A researcher at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research since 1989, he is also director of the recently established Berlin Centre for Cold War Studies.
Dr Ulrich Mählert, born in 1968, is the exhibition's curator and head of Science and International Cooperation at the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany.
Dr Thomas Klemm, born in 1975, was responsible for designing the exhibition. A historian and art educator, he works as a freelance graphic artist and exhibition organizer in Leipzig.