EXHIBITION: 70 YEARS OF BERLIN AIRLIFT

When:
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00 am @ 10:00 AM
2019-02-14T10:00:00-08:00
2019-02-14T10:15:00-08:00
Where:
Goethe Pop Up Seattle
1424 11th Ave.
Suite 101, Seattle
WA 98122
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Goethe Pop Up Seattle
+1 415 990 9852

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Blockade, we are showcasing the traveling exhibit “Airlift” at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle. 

The Airlift as a symbol of friendship: In the summer of 1948, following tensions with the Western Allies and as a response to the currency reform in Germany, the Soviet Union blocked all routes to West Berlin. Two million people were cut off from access to food and raw materials. The USA decided to airlift supplies to the enclave – for over a year.

The Raisin Bombers air-dropped care packages – keeping the Berliners in a steady supply of cans of corned beef, bacon, coffee, chocolate, and of course raisins. The airplanes became a symbol of the deep transatlantic friendship with a clear signal: We won’t leave you in the lurch!

Opening hours: 14. February to 21. March Monday–Friday, 1PM–7PM

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ABOUT THE GOETHE POP UP SEATTLE Located in Capitol Hill’s iconic Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle is here to celebrate the Year of German-American Friendship with you. From October 2018 through November 2019 we will host and support a variety of cultural events such as art exhibits, film screenings, lectures, and panel discussions to promote cultural exchange. We strive to create an innovative international program to give you the opportunity to experience outstanding works by acclaimed artists and speakers related to Germany. The events will take place at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle and around town in collaboration with local community partners. Come join us and discover how Germany and the U.S. can be Wunderbar Together!
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