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Bulgaria, Sofia, 1989: In the Footsteps of a Revolution |

Bulgaria, Sofia, 1989: In the Footsteps of a Revolution Episode 1 - Symbols of Authority: The Mausoleum, the State Security and the Fear

von: Sofia Platform Foundation

Follow Louisa Slavkova from Sofia Platform Foundation and Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov on their tour around places and events in Sofia in the context of the 1989 revolution.


The end of WWII, in 1945, was a turning point for Europe and the world. The West began to rebuild their homes, institutions, and re-commit to democratic norms. But the East set on a 45-year long path in which communism extended its tentacles into every aspect of the societies. In a way, the fall of the totalitarian regimes in 1989/91 brought the promise to the East that 1945 brought to the West. 75 years after the end of WWII and 30 years after 1989, the generation born after these events is now asking the question: "What is the impact of history of the recent past on our present?"

Dealing with the past has been a difficult topic for the Bulgarian society - both when it comes to the communist history and to the history of transition to democracy. With a series of documentary video tours in Sofia, SofiaPlatform aims to explore the events of '89 through the places and people that bear witness of them. Contemporaries will take you on a tour to different historical sites in the capital and will talk about their experience of the revolution.

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  • Produktion: Concept Studio

  • Übersetzung und VoiceOver: Eric Halsey

  • Redaktion: Sofia Platform Foundation, Charlotte Jahnz (bpb)

  • Produktion: 11.2020

  • Spieldauer: 13 Min.

  • hrsg. von: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Sofia Platform Foundation

  • Verfügbar bis: 10.02.2035


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