The international perspective
By upholding the memory of the decades-long non-violent resistance against the Communist dictatorships in Central and Eastern Europe, the foundation also intends to counteract the increasing ‘glorification’ of this past and the associated creeping deterioration of democratic values. The prologue to the history of the peaceful revolution, with a view to the contribution of its European neighbors, will be one of the focal points of the foundation’s research work that is to be initiated and supported by the scientific advisory board currently being established.
Point Alpha represents the inseparable connection between peace and freedom in Europe with the consummation of German unity in democratic self-fulfillment. No place in Germany is better suited to communicate this message than the site at which, for decades, the division of Germany, Europe and the world culminated in an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation of the world power blocs.