BlackBox Cold War

Relevant to students of: US-USSR relations, International relations, East and West Germany, Containment.

As with the black box of an aeroplane, this exhibition spot records the development of events across the Cold War. On the grounds by Checkpoint Charlie, this jarring exhibition space uses film, photo and document to tell the story of the cold war. It allows students to see both personal testimony of those who lived on the cusp of nuclear war, and the objects to go with it, including a radiation dosimeter and a model of the Soviet T-62 tank. The exhibition also explores the parallels between the Berlin Wall, the Korean War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.