1981 Extensive historical reappraisal of the theme of Prussia begins

The exhibition "Preußen – Versuch einer Bilanz" is shown from August to November 1981 in the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. An unexpected success with around 450,000 visitors, it ignites a public debate about the role of the Prussian State in German history. At the same time, a sustainable scientific re-evaluation of the progressive heritage of Prussian history takes place in the DDR.