Blocked victors - Divided Berlin. 75 years Airlift

Information on the exhibition opening on 28 June 2023 at Tempelhof Airport


2023/24 marks the 75th anniversary of the "Airlift", an event closely linked to Berlin's history. To mark the occasion, three contemporary history museums in Berlin have jointly developed the open-air exhibition "Blocked victors - Divided Berlin. 75 years Airlift", which will be shown at Tempelhof Airport.

Location: Square in front of the former departure hall of Tempelhof Airport (former cour d'honneur) [link to google maps]

Duration: 28 June 2023 to 12 May 2024

Prices | Opening hours: Admission is free | The exhibition will be accessible at all times


The exhibition covers the entire period of the Berlin Blockade 75 years ago. This location is not only central to the history of the city and the Airlift, the airport also celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023.

The narrative of the success and achievement of the Airlift is generally known. The exhibition adds further perspectives to this view: How did the blockade and airlift come about in 1948 in the first place? What policies did the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, as victorious and occupying powers, pursue towards Germany and Berlin in the first post-war years? What do the blockade and the airlift have to do with the division of the city? How do Berliners experience this period? And what role does the Airlift play in Berlin's culture of remembrance? The exhibition explores these questions in four chapters: Blocked Victors, Divided Berlin, Airlift, Myth and Memory.

The exhibition is presented in four languages: German, English, French and Russian. A handout in Ukrainian is also being prepared.


More information on the accompanying programme with lectures, readings and film screenings will follow shortly.

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