Timisoara 1989

symbol of freedom

Rental exhibition with 6 displays

In 1989 the communist systems collapsed in Eastern Europe, especially Hungary and Poland. In November the Berlin Wall fell, in the same month the “soft revolution” took place in Prague, and in December 1989 the Ceauşescu system in Romania was overthrown, albeit violently. The starting point of the uprising was the city of Timisoara in the Banat. The large number of victims (376 dead and injured), many of whom were young adults, gave Timisoara the nickname “City of Martyrs”. On December 15, 1989, a handful of Timisoara citizens with vigils prevented the forced relocation of the reformed pastor of the Josefstadt parish, László Tökés. One day later, thousands were demonstrating for more democratic freedoms and the overthrow of the Ceauşescu dictatorship. The revolt spread across the country in a few days and led to the fall of the communist regime. Using photographs, press articles and manuscripts, the exhibition documents the decisive turning points of the revolution in Romania and the first free city of Timişoara / Timisoara.

Exhibition texts

The exhibition texts are in German.

Exhibition technology

The exhibition consists of 6 display elements measuring 90 x 220. Each element is packed in its own bag, the 6 bags are easy to transport. The individual display elements can be set up quickly and easily.

Loan Conditions

The insurance value of the exhibition is 6,000 euros. Associations and institutions can borrow the traveling exhibition free of charge. The exhibition can be transported with a normal car. A loan agreement is concluded for the loan.


The exhibition was realized by the Danube Swabian Central Museum Ulm and the cultural advisor for Southeast Europe.

Contact Person

Please inform yourself about the exhibition at (0731) 96 254-115.