“Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes”

Special Exhibition at the German Culture Center

August 9 - September 12, 2014

Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesdays-Thursdays by appointment


German Culture Center • #445 SSB • One University Boulevard • St. Louis, MO 63121-4499 • gcc@umsl.edu                     314 516-6620

The German Culture Center is presenting the first American viewing of a new exhibition created for the German Federal Foreign Office.  Entitled “Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes,” the exhibit consists of 26 panels with English text, photographs, maps, illustrations, which detail the struggle between democracies and totalitarian ideologies of both the left and right in the 20th century, depicting the seminal events from the World Wars to the Cold War, to the creation of the European Union, and beyond.

Opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, August 9 at 2 PM.  A reception will follow.

The exhibition will be on display from August 9 through September 12 in the German Culture Center on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, Suite 427 SSB  (Social Science/ Business Building).  The display is open to the general public on Fridays from 11 AM to 3 PM, and on Tuesdays through Thursdays by special arrangement.  For more information call 314 516-6620, e-mail gcc@umsl.edu or visit www.germanculturecenter.org.

The text of the panels is in English, but an expanded German audio guide is available.  Click HERE for a sample, or use your smartphone and scan this QR code:

Each of the panels includes a code.

The exhibit was organized by the Institute for Contemporary History, Deutschlandradio Kultur and the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, hosted by the German Foreign Office.  It is being presented in St. Louis thanks to the Press and Culture Department of the German Consulate General in Chicago and our region’s Honorary Consul, Lansing Hecker.