An exhibition on Gandhi in Berlin

Tuesday 18th November 2014 09:31 EST

The world celebrates 25 years of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this year. During my visit to the city on this weekend, it was a pleasant surprise to see a bust of Mahatma Gandhi, in a Museum at the Checkpoint Charlie- a point of control between West Germany and the East Germany, during the conflict days.

The exhibition stands specially dedicated to the unique stories of people stuck in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) or East Germany, the resilient escapees, conflicts after the signing of NATO and many other human rights issues. The Berlin wall existedfrom 1949 to 1990 and the GDR covered the area of the present-day German states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin (excluding West Berlin), Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, and Thüringen.

The Exhibition: 'From Gandhi to Walsea: Non Violent Struggle for Human Rights Worldwide' includes an original diary, his letters and wooden sandals, as well as other objects once belonging to Mahatma Gandhi.

The exhibition also presents examples from various countries across the years, including India, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and to show how justice can be achieved without fighting and bloodshed, using non-violent demonstrations and humour.

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