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Courtesy of KARTA Center, Poland
The KARTA Center
The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York
The Polish & Slavic Center
The Polish Cultural Institute New York

1989: End of the System

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Dec. 13 10 am - 2 pm
Dec. 15 -17 5pm - 7pm

The Polish & Slavic Center
177 Kent Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Admission: Free 

The pace of the year 1989 was extraordinarily intensive  as though the whole breakthrough in freedom for Eastern and Central Europe had to take place within the space of that year. - Zbigniew Gluza, president of the KARTA Center

1989: End of the System commemorates the 25th anniversary of the collapse of Communism in Central and Eastern Europe, with emphasis on the role of the Solidarity movement in Poland. The exhibition, illustrated with photographs, posters, press cuttings, personal accounts and documents, gives the viewer a behind-the-scenes look at the transition towards democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. From the origins of Solidarity in Poland to the turning point of partially-free elections held in Poland in June 1989, the exhibition gives a comprehensive picture of the interrelated political changes taking place across the region that jointly contributed to the fall of the Iron Curtain.

This exhibition is the culmination of the PCI NYs year-long celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the peaceful transition to democracy in Poland. These programs commemorate the crucial role that Poland played in the democratic changes that swept the region at the end of the 1980s.

The exhibition is presented by the KARTA Center, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York, the Polish & Slavic Center, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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