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LIHT – Leipziger Institut für Heimat- und Transformationsforschung

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the unification process is still going on, and unanswered, forgotten and suppressed questions are being asked anew.

Much of what is breaking out today was under- or misjudged 25 to 30 years ago, disregarded in the hectic of upheaval, left behind, swept under the carpet, covered by too many challenges, promises and possibilities. While the history of the GDR and the historical caesura of 1989/90 have been researched and described in many different ways, the transformations of German society as a whole in the 1990s are still a blank space. This is where the work of the Leipzig Institute for Heimat and Transformation Research begins.