Friedrichstain, Volkspark, Berlin (Germany)
The World Peace Bell was installed in 1989.
New Peace Pole added in 2020
The new peace pole is now right next to the big pond and near the Berlin world peace bell.
A blacksmith from Angermünde, who in 1989 made the crowning forthe world peace bell, has also created this small work of art as the crowning for this peace pole.
The inauguration ceremony took place in bright sunshine and we were particularly pleased that we were also able to persuade two girls from the Otto-Nagel-Gymnasium, Berlin to express their thoughts on the subject of peace. It was very moving. For some time now, we have had direct cooperative relations with this grammar school and we want to carry out projects together on the topic of climate-environment-peace.
We are a generation that has not caused these wars in the past. But we can and must learn from these wars, from our history, in order to understand the present and shape our future in a more peaceful world. This can only work in friendship and harmony, not in hatred and enmity. With our recent communications between Warsaw, Berlin and Canberra we have taken a good step in the right direction.
The message of this peace stake: May there be peace on earth, means above all that we must start with ourselves! And if we succeed in doing so, we will also be able to deal peacefully with others.
Anja Mews Coordinator Berlin World Peace Bell